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Waterloo man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A Waterloo man charged with double-homicide in a fatal car accident that occurred last fall on State Route 96A has pleaded guilty to a variety of charges. Earl Wilson, 42, of Waterloo was driving on State Route 96A when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming motorcycle. The two riders of the motorcycle died, and it was discovered that Wilson was driving while intoxicated. Steven Lester of Manchester and his passenger Patricia Perryman of Canandaigua died in the accident, and it was learned afterward that Wilson had a variety of past DWI arrests. Police discovered that Wilson had a long-history of DWI convictions.His two most-recent DWI’s were more than 10 years apart — which allowed for Wilson to only be charged with a misdemeanor DWI in 2014 when he was last arrested for driving while intoxicated. The years of those incidents were 2003 and 2014. He had a total of six DWI convictions, four of which were felonies.Wilson pleaded guilty in Seneca County Court to five counts, which included two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide — BAC .18%, two counts of manslaughter in the second degree, and one count of aggravated DWI. This is his seventh DWI conviction, and fifth felony DWI conviction.Sentencing is scheduled for March 28th at 2:00 pm and it is expected that he will be sentenced as a persistent felony offender to a term of incarceration for 15 years to life.

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