State Supreme Court justice admits DWI

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Prosecutors say a state Supreme Court justice has admitted driving while intoxicated in suburban Albany.

Albany District Attorney P. David Soares says 47-year-old Justice Carl Landicino of Yorktown Heights pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI on Tuesday and was given a conditional discharge. He'll pay a $500 fine, have an ignition lock installed on his vehicle, undergo substance abuse counseling and attend a victim impact panel. His license to drive will be suspended for six months.

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Landicino, a justice in Brooklyn, failed field sobriety testing and refused a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol content after he was stopped by state police for speeding and erratic driving on I-87 in the town of Colonie last October.

His conviction is expected to be reviewed by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.

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