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Falls man avoids jail in Lewiston DWI arrest

LOCKPORT – Matthew L. Clark of Niagara Falls avoided a prison sentence Wednesday on a felony count of driving while intoxicated.

Clark, 32, of C Street, had pleaded guilty in the wake of a near collision at Center and South Eighth streets in Lewiston Aug. 19, when his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.22 percent. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. gave Clark five years’ probation, 30 days in the Niagara County work program, and fines and fees totaling $1,605. It was Clark’s second DWI conviction.

Also Wednesday, Kloch set sentencing June 15 for Trevor D. Castle, 25, of Ridge Road, Town of Lockport, who pleaded guilty to felony DWI for a Dec. 26 arrest in Pendleton, where his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.21 percent.

In another Lewiston case, Paul A. Morrow, 36, of South Niagara Street, Lockport, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a lane violation and having an open container in his vehicle. He was arrested Feb. 9 in Lewiston.