LOCKPORT – A Batavia man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Niagara County Court to aggravated driving while intoxicated under the terms of Leandra’s Law, which prescribes extra penalties for driving drunk while children are passengers.
Joseph A. Zajaczkowski, 57, of Elm Street, is to be sentenced Oct. 30 by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas. Zajaczkowski was arrested Dec. 2 and March 4 on Leandra’s Law charges in Royalton. On the latter occasion, two 13-year-olds were in the auto, sheriff’s deputies said.
Zajaczkowski, who said he takes medication for grand mal seizures, is free on bail pending sentencing. He faces up to four years in prison.