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Long Island Man Faces Possible 9th DUI Conviction

Lawrence Bond pleaded not guilty in Rutland criminal court to a felony charge of driving under the influence in January 2009

What to Know

  • A 62-year-old New York man is facing a possible ninth drunken driving conviction in connection to an alleged incident more than a decade ago
  • Lawrence Bond pleaded not guilty in Rutland criminal court to a felony charge of driving under the influence in January 2009
  • His lawyer says his client was unaware of the warrant for his arrest, and reportedly could face up to five years in jail

A 62-year-old New York man is facing a possible ninth drunken driving conviction in connection to an alleged incident more than a decade ago in Vermont.

Lawrence Bond, of Brookhaven, pleaded not guilty in Rutland criminal court to a felony charge of driving under the influence in January 2009.

Police had responded to a report of a truck stuck in a snowbank near Killington Base Lodge.

The Rutland Herald reports police say Bond appeared to be impaired.

His lawyer Matthew Hart says his client was unaware of the warrant for his arrest.

The newspaper reports that if convicted, Bond could be sentenced to up to five years in jail. His next court date is Nov. 13.

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