Austin Man Sentenced on DUI Charge

COUDERSPORT – Anthony D. Lamer, 52, of Austin was sentenced in Potter County court on Wednesday, December 14, after pleading guilty to DUI and Careless Driving in October.

Lamer was arrested in April of this year after crashing his 2005 Ford Focus on Route 607. A blood test later showed Lamer to have a BAC of .19%.

At the time of the crash Lamer denied being the driver of a car. A woman at the scene, identified as Karen McKeirnan, originally told police she had been driving the car. When police confronted Lamer and McKeirnan with the fact that Lamer displayed injuries consistent with being the driver of the vehicle, the woman changed her story. She later told police she had not even been in the car at the time of the accident.

This was Lamer’s second DUI according to court documents.

For DUI (2nd offense M1), Lamer was sentenced by Judge Stephen Minor to jail for 90 days to 5 years, ordered to perform 20 hours of community service, attend AA and/or NA meetings as directed, and pay a total of $2,397 in court costs and fines. Lamer was also ordered to attend a Potter County Victim Impact Panel Presentation and will be required to attend DUI Alcohol Safe Driving School and be subject to DUI related driving restrictions. He was granted work-release eligibility while incarcerated.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Andy J. Watson. Lamer was represented by Jarrett R. Smith, Esq.



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