BRIAN R. MORGAN SENTENCED TO FELONY DWI
CARMEL, NEW YORK – JUNE 2, 2017: Putnam County District Attorney Robert V. Tendy announced today that Brian R. Morgan of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge James T. Rooney in Putnam County Court to a term of 2 1/3 – 7 years state prison for Felony Driving While Intoxicated. This is the maximum term of imprisonment under New York State law.
At 6:30 am on September 3. 2016, a New York State Trooper observed Morgan’s vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Putnam Valley speeding at upwards of 80 miles per hour. After pulling over the vehicle, the Trooper smelled alcohol on Morgan’s breath, and noticed that Morgan’s eyes were blood shot. After Morgan failed various field sobriety tests he refused to take a chemical breath test and was placed under arrest.
Morgan was convicted by twelve jurors on March 27, 2017. It was his third conviction for DWI, and he is awaiting sentence in Westchester County Court on his fourth DWI conviction.
District Attorney Tendy thanked the New York State Police who stopped and arrested Morgan. “I am very pleased that Brian Morgan, a habitual Driving While Intoxicated offender, was arrested, tried, and sentenced to the maximum term of incarceration. It sends a message to defendants like Morgan that they will be held accountable for the danger they put others in,” Tendy said.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Melissa Lynch.