Consequences of Failure to Follow the Law
THE NOW-FORMER CHIEF of the North Collins, New York, fire department was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday (Monday) following his conviction for felony DWI.
Michael Mooney, 59, was arrested last October after he backed his car into a parked vehicle at a motel and then left the scene. Deputies located him shortly after and charged him with felony drunk driving. It was then that they learned he had two prior DWI's and held court order to have an ignition interlock device installed on his car and he did not have one. His license had also been suspended following his 2nd conviction, so he was also charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.
The North Collins Mayor Vincent George expressed shock at the third arrest saying that the village council was unaware of Mooney's prior convictions and license suspension. Their background check was limited to violent crimes and drug use.
* * * * * * *