Man sentenced for violating his probation

November 19, 1997

A New Windsor man was sentenced yesterday to six months in the Carroll County Detention Center because he violated terms of his probation requiring that he attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings twice a week and report regularly to a drinking and driving monitor.

Michael A. Blaney, 27, of the 1500 block of Stone Chapel Road was given a suspended six-month sentence after being found guilty of drunken driving July 3.

He was arrested July 1, 1995, after a traffic stop at Gorsuch and Manchester Road roads in Westminster and charged because his blood-alcohol content registered 0.13 percent, well above the state's 0.08 standard for intoxication.

Blaney told Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold yesterday that his license to drive was suspended because of the DWI conviction and that he could not always get relatives or friends to drive him to appointments and meetings.

Arnold said Blaney could attend meetings more regularly at the Detention Center, terminated the probation and reinstated the suspended sentence.

Fire

Union Bridge: Firefighters from New Windsor assisted Union Bridge at 6: 56 p.m. Monday, responding to an auto fire in the 100 block of South Main Street. Units were out 21 minutes.

Police

Union Bridge: A resident of South Farquhar Street told police that the rear sliding window of his pickup truck was opened and cow manure dumped in between 12: 30 a.m. and 6: 30 a.m. Monday. Damage was estimated at $500.

Pub Date: 11/19/97

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