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Sentencings in Albany County Vehicular Crime Cases

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

January 18, 2019



  Sentencings in Albany County 
Vehicular Crime Cases


ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that two individuals were sentenced to time in the Albany County Correctional Facility for convictions relating to two separate vehicular crime cases that took place in Albany County.

Specifically, JERMECIA PAYLOR, 30, of Troy, was sentenced to 8 months in the Albany County Correctional Facility, to be followed by 5 years of Probation Supervision, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this morning.

PAYLOR will be subject to a minimum 18 month license revocation subject to the determinations of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

On November 20, 2018, PAYLOR pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a Class E Felony, and (1) Count of Circumvention of Interlock Device, a Class A Misdemeanor.

On February 23, 2018, at approximately 4:45 A.M., in the area of Central Avenue in the City of Albany, officers observes PAYLOR driving a vehicle without headlights on, speeding, and driving the wrong way down a one way street. PAYLOR then pulled into a McDonald’s where officers conducted a traffic stop. PAYLOR failed standardized field sobriety tests, had a blood alcohol content level of .26%, and had no ignition interlock device installed in the vehicle she was driving in violation of the terms of her previous DWI conviction.

Additionally, DEVON SMITH, 23 of Albany, was sentenced to (1) one year in the Albany County Correctional Facility, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court this morning.

On November 20, 2018, SMITH pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle in the First Degree, a Class E Felony.

On September 22, 2018, while in the area of Central Avenue in the City of Albany, officers of the New York State Police stopped the vehicle SMITH was driving for speeding. A license check revealed that SMITH was driving with a suspended license and had a total of 21 suspensions on 11 separate dates.

The above stated incident violated the conditions set forth by the Albany County Probation Department for a prior misdemeanor conviction.

Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Mary Tanner- Richter prosecuted both of these cases.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh (518) 275-4710.