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LOCKPORT – James M. Martin of North Tonawanda, who was charged with stealing his former girlfriend’s car Sept. 19 and driving it while drunk, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court to two misdemeanors.

County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III scheduled sentencing April 14 for Martin, 42, of Goundry Street, who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and second-degree criminal contempt.

The woman had a restraining order against Martin when he took her car keys after a confrontation in an Oliver Street tavern. North Tonawanda police quickly stopped Martin for driving without headlights.

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