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Ravena man charged with felony DWI

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Contributed photo Nicholas Sapienza, Jr., 28
December 7, 2017 - 12:15 am

ALBANY – A Ravena man has been arrested and charged with felony DWI and other charges.

On Dec. 2 at roughly 3:30 a.m., Nicholas Sapienza, Jr., 28, of Ravena, was stopped by New York State Police on I-90 in Albany in connection with a moving violation, according to state police.

After police interviewed Sapienza, he was arrested. Sapienza was brought to the state police barracks at Albany, and was found to have a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years, leading to further charges.

Sapienza was charged with DWI with a previous conviction within 10 years, a class E felony, and operating a motor vehicle with .08 percent or more of BAC (blood alcohol content) with a prior conviction within 10 years, a class E felony.

Additional charges include operating out of Ignition Interlock Restriction, a class A misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; and other vehicle and traffic violations.

Sapienza was released on traffic tickets to a sober third party, according to police. He is scheduled to appear in the City of Albany Court on Dec. 15.