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Lockport woman pleads guilty in DWI crash that injured 3

LOCKPORT – A Lockport woman who was drunk when she caused a three-vehicle crash June 13, injuring three people, pleaded guilty to two charges Monday.

Jackie M. Carlin, 30, of Willow Street, could go to state prison for as long as four years on her admissions to second-degree vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. She said Monday she had “about three drinks” before getting behind the wheel. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. scheduled sentencing for June 6.

Carlin’s blood alcohol content was measured at 0.16 percent, twice the legal threshold for intoxication, after she tried to pass despite double yellow lines on the pavement on Lockport-Olcott Road in Newfane, leading to the wreck. Carlin lived on that road at the time.

Acting District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said the most seriously injured person, Cono P. Sammarco Jr. of the Town of Lockport, approved the plea offer. Court records show Sammarco’s attorney, Dennis J. Bischof of Williamsville, electronically filed a civil lawsuit against Carlin Saturday.