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LOCKPORT – A Navy veteran who has a drinking problem and bipolar disorder pleaded guilty Thursday in Niagara County Veterans Court to a felony count of driving while intoxicated.

Kenneth G. Turgeon, 44, of Main Street, West Seneca, is to be admitted to a VA treatment facility next week, County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas said. He will be on probation for a year to see if treatment succeeds; otherwise, he faces up to four years in prison.

Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said Turgeon’s vehicle struck a parked car at Payne Avenue and Stenzil Street in North Tonawanda on Aug. 6.

Also in Niagara County Court on Thursday, Colleen D. Vinson, 45, of Ewings Road, Newfane, pleaded not guilty to felony DWI and other counts, stemming from her arrest May 17 in Newfane.

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