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Two take plea deals in Niagara DWI cases

LOCKPORT – A Grand Island man and a City of Lockport woman accepted plea offers in driving while intoxicated cases Monday before State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr., who scheduled sentencings for Sept. 11.

David B. Giddings, 56, who gave addresses on Third Avenue and on Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, admitted to a misdemeanor DWI count stemming from a Nov. 7 street dispute in Niagara Falls. Giddings “argued with two women over who cut off whom,” Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said. Giddings, who refused the breath test, said in court he took two drinks that interacted with prescription medications. This is his fourth alcohol-related driving conviction.

Maggie T. Keeney, 56, of Washburn Street, Lockport, also took a misdemeanor DWI plea for a Christmas Day incident in which she drove her car into her ex-boyfriend’s unoccupied vehicle in an apartment house parking lot in the City of Lockport. Keeney, who has one prior DWI conviction, submitted to a breath test and registered a 0.15 percent blood alcohol reading.