Police, Fire, Courts

May 12, 2013

Convicted stalker sentenced for DWI

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man convicted of stalking was sentenced recently for driving while intoxicated.

Nicholas Belvedere, 32, of Plattsburgh was released from Gowanda Correctional Facility in Gowanda in April 2010 after less than two years in prison.

Belvedere had admitted to trying to lure two 12-year-old girls into his car as they walked to and from Stafford Middle School in 2008.

He recently pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and DWI in connection with an October 2012 arrest, and was sentenced to six months jail and five years probation with sex-offender conditions.

He was also ordered to undergo substance-abuse and mental-health evaluation and have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle.

Belvedere’s fines and surcharges total $2,500, and he was ordered to provide a DNA sample.

He had been stopped by Plattsburgh City Police at about 1:45 a.m. Oct. 21, 2012, near Sailly Avenue after an officer suspected he was driving under the influence, Plattsburgh City Police said soon after the incident.

Belvedere was asked to exit his 1999 Jeep Cherokee so police could administer a field sobriety test along with a breath test.

His blood-alcohol content was found to be 0.12 percent.

Belvedere was charged that day with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, following a previous DWI arrest in August 2012.

He was also initially charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content at or greater than 0.08 percent and having no insurance on his vehicle.

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