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Drunk driver moved slowly; court system moved quickly

LOCKPORT – In an unusually fast felony case, a Rochester man arrested March 16 in the City of Lockport pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court Friday to a felony count of driving while intoxicated.

William A. Henderson, 40, of Rochester, will be sentenced to no more than one to three years in prison when he returns before Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. June 12. Kloch set $5,000 bail on Henderson in the meantime.

Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said Henderson was arrested about 4 p.m. March 16 after his vehicle blocked traffic in front of the Niagara Hotel on Niagara Street in Lockport.

Henderson’s record includes two previous felony DWI convictions, in 2005 in Monroe County and 2009 in Genesee County, as well as two felony drug convictions that sent him to state prison in 1993 and 1998.