Kilmer pleads guilty to Northway DWI

Peter Kilmer

GUILDERLAND — Peter Kilmer pleaded guilty in Albany County Court, on Feb. 4, to driving drunk on Interstate 87, in the town of Guilderland.

The 56-year-old Ravena resident was arrested by the New York State Police on Sept. 20, 2013, according to a release from District Attorney David Soares’s office.

Kilmer was stopped for driving 82 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour work zone, and officers observed him showing several signs of intoxication as they interviewed him, the release said.

He failed multiple field sobriety tests, and registered a blood-alcohol content of .17 after he was taken into custody, said the release.

Kilmer pleaded guilty to one count of driving while intoxicated, a felony, before Judge Peter A. Lynch.

Upon sentencing on April 1, he faces 10 months in the Albany County jail, followed by five years of felony probation, license revocation for one year, a $1,000 fine, and the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device for five years.

Kilmer has a history of alcohol-related offenses, including a prior felony driving-while-intoxicated conviction in 2003, according to Cecilia Walsh, spokeswoman for the district attorney.

Vehicular Crimes Unit Bureau Chief Mary Tanner-Richter is handling the prosecution of the case.

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