- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - A former judge for a central New York town has been sentenced to prison time for an alcohol-related crash that killed one person and injured three others.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (https://bit.ly/2ijlLIY ) 52-year-old Douglas Horton of the Oswego County town of Mexico was sentenced earlier this week to two to six years in state prison.

Horton pleaded guilty in October to first degree vehicle-manslaughter.

The county sheriff’s office says Horton was drunk when he crashed his pickup truck in his hometown last March. The vehicle flipped over several times, killing a 51-year-old man and injuring three other people traveling with Horton.

Horton served as Mexico’s town court justice from 2008 to 2012 before being admonished by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct for allegedly pushing his girlfriend into a wall during a local fire department banquet.


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