LOCKPORT – A Bewley Parkway man who pleaded guilty to his third alcohol-related driving charge in two years was accused Thursday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas of minimizing the extent of his drinking problem.
“You still don’t get it,” Farkas told Brian C. Lenhart, 25, at his sentencing for felony driving while intoxicated. Lenhart had told a probation officer in a presentencing interview that he thought he might have some problem with alcohol.
“Honey, you are an alcoholic. You have a real drinking problem,” Farkas told Lenhart. Because she didn’t want Lenhart to lose his job, Farkas sentenced him to four months of weekends in jail, five years’ probation, 60 hours of community service, and fines and fees totaling $5,520.
Lenhart pleaded guilty to the felony for a June 1 arrest in the Town of Lockport. He had been convicted of DWI in that town April 26.