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Drunken driver chooses jail over probation

Richard L. Godfrey, 45, of Ridge Road, Cambria, told State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. that his health problems and lack of transportation would make probation too difficult. He said he intends to move to Nashville, Tenn., after his release.

Godfrey was arrested Feb. 20, 2014, in Cambria, after leaving a bar in that town.

In another case, Darryn M. Garvin, 56, of LaSalle Avenue, Buffalo, pleaded guilty to felony DWI and is to be sentenced April 29 by Kloch, who said he probably will send Garvin to prison for one to three years.

Garvin’s blood alcohol content was measured at .12 percent after his arrest Oct. 12 in the Town of Lockport, where his 13-year-old son was riding in the vehicle. Garvin, who was living in the City of Lockport at the time, has prior DWI convictions from 2008 in Cayuga County and in 2009 in the City of Lockport.