A man in Auburn, New York has been sentenced to one year in Cayuga County jail for driving while intoxicated. Joel Gusman, 45, has
six prior DWI convictions on his record from over the past 24 years, five of which occurred during the last ten years.
In addition to serving one year in jail for drunken driving, Gusman will also be required to serve another year in jail for violating the terms of his probation for a previous
DWI conviction. His second year-long jail sentence will immediately follow the first.
At the time of Gusman's most-recent
DWI arrest, he was just a few weeks shy of completing a five-year probation sentence for a
DWI conviction in 2003.
Judge Thomas Leone stated that Gusman's DWI record "boggles (his) mind," and that Gusman has a serious drinking problem that need to be addressed.
Gusman acknowledged the judge's comments, saying "I am an alcoholic."
In addition to the jail sentence, Gusman is also required to pay a $2,500 fine and $270 in court surcharge fees. His driver's license was also suspended for 18 months.
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