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Lockport man, fresh from rehab, pleads guilty to felony DWI

LOCKPORT – A City of Lockport man pleaded guilty Friday in State Supreme Court to having been drunk when his vehicle was involved in a fender-bender in Lockport April 29.

Christopher A. Clancey, 32, of Harrison Avenue, a former Lancaster resident, admitted to a felony count of driving while intoxicated and was scheduled for sentencing March 16 by Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr., who could send him to prison for as long as four years.

However, defense attorney Brian J. Hutchison said Clancey was discharged Wednesday from an inpatient rehabilitation program, and Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner recommended no more than six months in jail for Clancey. Kloch made no commitment on sentencing.