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Tusten sees first jury trial in over 15 years


October 5, 2011

NARROWSBURG, NY — Judge Carmine Rufrano presided over the first jury trial in Tusten in over 15 years on September 29 and 30, in the case of the People of the State of New York vs. Victor J. Chimura.

The defendant, 20-year-old Chimura, was found guilty in this two-day trial of driving while intoxicated, under Vehicle &

Traffic Law 1192-3. Attorney Donna Maria Lasher appeared for the defendant, and the prosecutor was assistant district attorney Jared K. Hart.

Chimura was acquitted of seven other related charges.