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A Gowanda man who ran down a Niagara Falls motorcyclist in Yorkshire faces up to six years in prison for the road-rage incident.

Eugene L. Clabeaux, 48, was sentenced Monday by Cattaraugus County Court Judge Michael L. Nenno to three to six years in prison for assault and one year in Cattaraugus County jail for endangering others. Both terms will be served concurrently.

Clabeaux was convicted by a jury of second-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment for the incident on Aug. 30, 1997.

Clabeaux drove his car into the rear of a motorcycle operated by Vincenzio J. Razzani, 40, of Niagara Falls, who suffered serious injuries.

In another case, James D. "Jake" Winship, 39, of Little Valley was granted a week by Nenno to report to the court on the status of obtaining an attorney. He was returned to the county jail on $10,000 bail after pleading innocent to two separate indictments, driving while intoxicated in Cattaraugus on Jan. 3, 1998, and in Mansfield on Feb. 4.

In two other cases:

Charles L. Crooks, 46, of Euclid, Ohio, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, March 21 in Great Valley, and Dec. 28 in Carrollton.

Melville H. Jackson, 50, of Olean pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, Jan. 9, 1998, in Otto.

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