A Himrod-area man who beat up a man nearly three times his age during a road-rage incident will be going to prison.
Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella said Nicholas Irwin, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday in county court to second-degree assault. The charge is a class D felony.
Irwin is expected to be sentenced Nov. 6 by Judge Jason Cook to 3½ years in prison followed by three years of parole.
Irwin was arrested by Penn Yan police in June following a two-vehicle incident on Liberty Street in the village.
Witnesses told police that Irwin, a passenger in one of the vehicles, got out to confront the driver of a vehicle behind him while they were stopped at an intersection. Police said driver of the other vehicle was a 76-year-old man.