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State Prison Sentence for Driving While Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

November 08, 2018



 State Prison Sentence for Driving While

 Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol 




ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that DARYL JACKSON, 45, of Albany, was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in State Prison, to run concurrent to a two year sentence being served for a violation of probation, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court this morning.

Additionally, JACKSON will be subject to a 6 month license revocation subject to the determination of New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, attendance at a Victim Impact Panel, and a $500 fine.

On September 13, 2018, JACKSON pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, and (1) Count of Driving While Ability Impaired Combined Drugs/Alcohol, a Misdemeanor.

On May 31, 2018, JACKSON crashed into another vehicle while leaving Motel 6 on Central Avenue in the Town of Colonie, causing injuries to the driver of the other car. JACKSON then fled the scene and was later found by officers of the Colonie Police Department when he ran attempting to evade arrest. Officers observed JACKSON showing signs of impairment and was taken into custody. Toxicology reports revealed JACKSON had a blood alcohol content level of .04 in addition to the presence of cocaine, cocaethylene, and benzoylecgonine. At the time of this incident, JACKSON was driving with a suspended license and was under the supervision of the Department of Probation stemming from a previous criminal conviction.

Vehicular Crimes Unit Bureau Chief Mary Tanner-Richter handled the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]