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Driver with Revoked License Sentenced for Aggravated DWI

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

April 16, 2019



  Driver with Revoked License Sentenced for

 Aggravated DWI 


ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that VICTOR TORRES, 36, of Guilderland, was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in State Prison, before the Honorable Thomas A. Breslin in Albany County Supreme Court this morning.

Additionally, TORRES will be subject to a minimum 18 months license revocation subject to the determinations of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the installation of an ignition interlock device for 3 years upon release, participation in a victim impact panel, and a $2,000 fine.

On February 20, 2019, TORRES pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a Class D Felony and (1) Count of Circumvention of an Ignition Interlock Device, a Class A Misdemeanor. TORRES also pleaded guilty to a violation of felony probation. Today, the Court sentenced TORRES to 1 year in the Albany County Correctional Facility for the circumvention of an interlock device and 1 to 3 years in State Prison for violating the terms of his probation, all to run concurrent with the imposed sentence of 2 to 6 years in State Prison for the aggravated DWI conviction.

On January 25, 2019, at approximately 10:33 PM, after responding to a 911 call for a domestic dispute in the area of Heritage Road in the Town of Guilderland, officers of the Guilderland Police Department discovered TORRES driving his vehicle away from the incident and initiated a traffic stop. At the time of the stop, TORRES displayed physical signs of intoxication and failed standardized field sobriety tests. Approximately one hour after the stop, TORRES registered a blood alcohol content of .19%.

In 2017, TORRES was convicted of a felony aggravated driving while intoxicated charge resulting in the revocation of his driver’s license and the requirement to have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle. At the time of this incident, TORRES was operating his vehicle while his license was revoked and without the required ignition interlock device in his vehicle.

Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Mary Tanner- Richter prosecuted this case.

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