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Wilson man pleads guilty in high-speed DWI

LOCKPORT – A Wilson man who reportedly was driving about 100 mph while intoxicated on Nov. 10 pleaded guilty to a felony DWI count Tuesday in State Supreme Court.

Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. scheduled sentencing June 6 for Richard G. Duplessis, 34, of Harwood Avenue, Wilson. He could be sent to prison for as long as four years. He was pulled over in the Town of Lockport after an officer followed him from Wheatfield and measured his blood alcohol content at .12 percent. Duplessis said he was consuming an alcoholic energy drink at the time.

Acting District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said Duplessis was arrested again about two weeks after being indicted, this time for crashing into a tree in the City of Lockport while under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. He is to return to court to plead guilty to driving while impaired on a future date.

Duplessis’ DWI resume also includes convictions in Lewiston in 2007 and Porter in 2010.