Drunken driver gets maximum, tells judge he’s bored

Behind every humorous  human behavior may be suffering.

This impatient fellow, perhaps ADD, perhaps agitated depression, needs compassion more than judgment….



December 13, 2007

Monticello ”” Lance Majors today denied driving drunk with his young daughter in the car and told Judge Frank LaBuda that he expected no justice from a man with a reputation for sarcasm in court.

Then he shook his head and laughed out loud as LaBuda sentenced him to the maximum of 2 1/3 to seven years in state prison for several crimes related to a drunken driving incident on March 24, where he was clocked at 107 mph with his 11-year-old daughter in the passenger’s seat.

“Just speed it up because you are really boring me,” Majors told LaBuda, after the judge had read the sentence and was chastising Majors for playing games with the court, the state police, and endangering drivers that night and the daughter.

On the most serious charge of felony drunken driving, Majors, 38, of Poughkeepsie, was sentenced to 2 1/3 to seven years in prison. He was given a maximum sentence on six counts, including charges for reckless endangerment, driving with a revoked license, endangering the welfare of a child and speeding.

Majors has five prior convictions for DWI, and has been convicted for a string of crimes, including a robbery and the possession and sale of drugs.

“Laugh all you want to, Mr. Majors,” said LaBuda, who tacked on an additional 15 days of the sentence for contempt of court.

In August, Majors represented himself in a three-day jury trial, and called his daughter and ex-wife, who both testified on his behalf. Both of them were in court for the sentencing.

Majors was pulled over in Liberty. He refused a Breathalyzer and a blood test. He has denied being drunk. Troopers testified that he appeared highly intoxicated.

Assistant District Attorney Jim Farrell requested the maximum sentence, saying Majors had continued to deny his crimes or show remorse for driving a “3,000-pound missile” on the highway that night.


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