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Lumberland Supervisor
Pleads Innocent of DWI

By Matt Youngfrau
LIBERTY — October 7, 2003 – Town of Lumberland Supervisor and Sullivan County Legislator (District 2) candidate John LiGreci pled not guilty Thursday to DWI and other vehicle and traffic offenses.
LiGreci was involved in a motor vehicle accident Tuesday, September 23 on State Route 17 near Parksville while on his way to the Rockland House in Roscoe for a fundraiser for Republican Party Chair and District 3 Legislator Greg Goldstein.
LiGreci was accused of traveling in his 2001 BMW eastbound in the westbound lane of Route 17 for approximately one-half-mile before striking a 2001 Toyota operated by Robert Bonaparte, 18, of Flushing. There were no injuries.
LiGreci did not get his driver’s license revoked because the chemical test for alcohol was taken a little over two hours after he was charged. That, according to his attorney Phil Conaty, makes that evidence inadmissable because the law states the test must take place within two hours of being charged.
Town of Liberty Justice Brian Rourke agreed with Conaty.
“We do not intend to litigate this in the media,” Conaty commented. “We pled not guilty to all charges.”
Ligreci’s next appearance date is on November 13 in the Town of Liberty Court.

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