Judge Gregory Hammond handed down sentences for three individuals during Warren County Sentence Court proceedings Friday morning, including one who netted a minimum sentence of more than four years in state prison for his eighth DUI while driving with his two children in the vehicle.
Shawn D. Little, 167 Bear Run Ln., Pittsfield, was sentenced for a fourth DUI in ten years, and his eighth overall, following an incident in which he was driving while under the influence with his children in a car that did not have an ignition interlock system, which is required in any vehicle he operates.
"Your punishment in the past has focused on treatment," Hammond said of Little's background. "Now I need to focus on the safety of the public, which unfortunately includes your children."
For counts of DUI: General impairment - incapable of safe driving and DUI: General impairment - incapable of safe driving - refusal to submit to BAC testing, Little was sentenced to between 18 months and five years incarceration in a state correctional institution with credit for 333 days time served, to complete an alcohol highway safety school program, to comply with all drug and alcohol treatment recommendations in a previous evaluation through Family Services of Warren County, to undergo a mental health evaluation and to an 18-month suspension of driving privileges.
For a count of illegally operating a vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock, Little was sentenced to between 45 and 90 days incarceration in a state correctional institution.
For two count of endangering the welfare of a child, Little was sentenced to between 15 and 30 months incarceration in a state correctional institution for each charge.
For a count of general lighting requirements Little received a fine.
Little was ordered to pay $4,660 in fines and costs for all charges. All periods of incarceration were set to run consecutively resulting in an aggregate sentence of between 48 months, 45 days and ten years, 90 days incarceration. Little was ordered to have no contact with his children during the period of his sentence.
Also sentenced were:
Gary Lee McGregor, 104 Averil St., to between four months and two years less one day incarceration in the Warren County Jail, one year of probation, submit a DNA sample, complete 50 hours of community service and pay $2,135 in fines, costs and restitution for a count of criminal trespass.
For a separate incident of bad checks, McGregor was sentenced to one-year probation, complete 25 hours of community service and pay $1,635 in fines, costs and restitution.
For a separate incident of bad checks, he was sentenced to pay $865 in fines costs and restitution.
McGregor was also ordered to have no contact with his victims and not trespass on their property.
Jason Gregory Todd, Warren County Jail, to between four months and five years incarceration in the Warren County Jail with credit for time served, attend the alcohol highway safety school and victim impact panel programs, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, complete 30 hours of community service, a 24-month suspension of driving privileges and pay $3,075 in fines and costs for one count each of DUI: Highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16+), driving on roadways laned for traffic, reckless driving, and two counts of restriction on alcoholic beverages. Todd's BAC was .43.