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Albany man pleads guilty of DWI charges

ALBANY - An Albany man has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of DWI charges in an Albany Court.

Authorities say on September 9th, 2013 45 year-old Joseph Peretta was driving recklessly, hitting several mailboxes and driving over lawns.  When police found him, he was allegedly sleeping in his car.
Police also say that Peretta was claiming to work for the New York State Senate, which was found to be not true.  At that time he registered a blood alcohol content of .28%.

Then on December 1, 2013, Colonie Police say Peretta allegedly ran a red light and was found to have shown signs of intoxication.  At the time of his arrest, police say his license was suspended.

Peretta faces 1 and 1/3 years to 4 in State Prison and the loss of his license for a minimum of one year. He is scheduled to be sentenced in September.