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LOCKPORT – A Town of Tonawanda man, whose auto rear-ended another on the bridge from Tonawanda Island in North Tonawanda after the July 4 fireworks, was sentenced Friday to four months of weekends in jail, five years’ probation and fines and fees totaling $5,570.

Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas imposed the penalties on Matthew M. Halas, 39, of Raintree Island, who had pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated – his third alcohol-related offense. His blood alcohol content was measured at three times the legal limit.

The occupants of the other car, including some children, suffered minor injuries.