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Moreau man pleads guilty to felony for DWI crash

2013-08-02T08:20:00Z 2013-08-02T08:36:02Z Moreau man pleads guilty to felony for DWI crash Glens Falls Post-Star
August 02, 2013 8:20 am

BALLSTON SPA -- A Moreau man who police said drove drunk with a child in a vehicle when he crashed it March 28 has pleaded guilty to a felony and misdemeanor.

Jeremie J. Goodspeed, 31, of Lamplighter Acres pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony, and misdemeanor reckless endangerment, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney's Office.

No one was injured when Goodspeed drove off the road near the intersection of Main and Second streets in South Glens Falls, police said. A 12-year-old boy was in the vehicle.

Goodspeed was found to be intoxicated, and was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated after the crash. That charge was dropped as part of a plea deal.

Goodspeed is to be sentenced Sept. 26.

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  1. Key
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    Key - August 02, 2013 10:18 pm
    I meant the plea bargain, not the sentence. I do not know why anyone who endangers a child should be allowed to get away with it. Not punishing law-breaking is weakness. Why does the government refuse to uphold the law?
  2. Key
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    Key - August 02, 2013 5:35 pm
    Anyone who drives while intoxicated with a child in the car has no conscience or moral compass at all. I do not agree with the sentence here, and I am totally disgusted by the way the courts are handling these cases. The punishment does not fit the crime; the leniency is offensive. Jail time should be mandatory when children are endangered by selfish, irresponsible DWI offenders.
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    dot2dot - August 02, 2013 11:41 am
    I understand plea deals are common place. But I am curious why this particular plea deal seems to have removed the 'driving while intoxicated' part of the charge. Aggravated Unlicensed operator sounds like a much less serious charge???

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