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Lockport attorney Seaman has DWI charges dismissed

by TSchmitt
Tue, Nov 15th 2011 09:25 am

The Town of Lockport attorney who was originally charged with driving while intoxicated in March after his pickup up truck was found in a ditch had the charges dismissed in Niagara Falls City Court on Monday.

Judge Mark Violante said the people were unable to prove their case against Seaman.

According to the Buffalo News, one of the state troopers who arrested Seaman called him belligerent on the night of the arrest and said he refused to answer any questions. They also said they smelled alcohol on his breath and that he appeared to be intoxicated.

The special proscutor from Orleans County who was called in because Seaman's son is a Niagara County assistant DA insisted there was nobody else around the truck and that Seaman was found behind the wheel.

However, Violante disagreed, citing case law that says someone in a driver's seat is not enough to prove operation of a vehicle ...

 

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