A Cheektowaga man was sentenced to six months in jail for driving under the influence of drugs in July, Cheektowaga Police reported Tuesday.
John E. Finnegan Jr., 46, of Arthur Mussarra Parkway, was sentenced by Cheektowaga Justice Paul S. Piotrowski to the jail term to be served at the Erie County Correctional Facility following his pair of guilty pleas to driving while under the influence of drugs July 24 and 29.
Finnegan was charged by state police on July 24 following an afternoon crash on the Thruway. He was arrested again five days later by Cheektowaga Police for driving under the influence of drugs while driving on Galleria Drive, authorities reported.
Piotrowski noted, at the time of sentencing, that it was Finnegan’s seventh conviction for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.