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Newfane man pleads guilty in drunk driving case

LOCKPORT – A Newfane man accepted a plea offer to a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated and was scheduled for sentencing Jan. 24 by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

Steven A. Rathke, 54, of Ridge Road, originally had been charged with driving under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs when he was pulled over Jan. 31 in the Town of Lockport.