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Two DWIs bring probation

A Randolph woman was sentenced Monday to five years' probation for driving drunk twice in just more than two months in 2009.

The sentence also will include community service, a $2,000 fine and the revocation of her driver's license, along with a state surcharge.

Paula J. Newell, also known as Paula J. Barber, 36, was convicted of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony, and another felony DWI, according to Lori P. Rieman, Cattaraugus County district attorney.

Newell had a 0.18 percent blood-alcohol level when she operated a motor vehicle April 1, 2009, in the Town of Leon and then a 0.22 percent level June 14, 2009, in the Town of Cold Spring when she operated a motor vehicle, Rieman said.

Meanwhile, two others were also in court Monday on alcohol-related offenses.

Gregory A. Westlake, 28, of Erie, Pa., being held in the Cattaraugus County Jail as a fugitive from justice for violating parole, was sentenced to a year in jail and a $1,500 fine, with the revocation of his driver's license, for felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving while his ability was impaired, a violation.

Westlake drove a vehicle late July 20 in the Town of Redhouse while his ability was impaired by alcohol and while his driver's license was suspended or revoked as a result of an alcohol-related offense.

Olean resident, Nicholas A. Dipaola, 24, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation to satisfy an indictment charging that he was drunk and without a license when he drove last Jan. 30 in the City of Olean.

Dipaola is scheduled to be sentenced March 14.

e-mail: tpignataro@buffnews.com

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