Allison Lee-Hinchey Receives 60 Day Sentence for DWI - Daily Hudson Valley News

Allison Lee-Hinchey Receives 60 Day Sentence for DWI

Aug 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Allison Lee-Hinchey, the wife of Congressman Mauric Hinchey was sentenced to a 60 day jail term for her January 2012 DWI arrest. She reported to Albany County Jail Friday evening.

Lee-Hinchey pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated earlier this year after Albany police arrested her in connection with a January traffic accident. At the time, her blood alcohol content was .14%. The legal limit for New York State is .08%. She admitted to officers on the scene that she had been texting when her SUV collided with another vehicle. She also was with a suspended license from a May 2011 alcohol related incident.

In addition to the jail time Lee-Hinchey will serve 3 years probation as well as pay a  $500 fine and a $395 surcharge. Her license revoked for a year and will have to install ignition-interlock systems on her vehicles for three years, which will prevent them from starting if she has alcohol in her system.

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