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Sex offender pleads guilty in hit-and-run crash

LOCKPORT – A Level 2 sex offender pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court Wednesday to a charge stemming from an accident in which his vehicle struck a pedestrian, and also to failing to register a change of address with the police.

Mark J. Brown, 44, of 87th Street, Niagara Falls, is to be sentenced by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas Nov. 8 for tampering with physical evidence and failure to register.

Brown’s car broke the leg of John K. Watson, 58, as he stood in the median of Niagara Falls Boulevard near Niemel Drive on the evening of Nov. 21. Brown fled the scene and was arrested at his home four hours later, when his blood alcohol content was measured at .13 percent. He was accused of removing the windshield of his car in an effort to destroy evidence.

Brown also was charged with failing to register an address change in North Tonawanda in April.

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