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Ogdensburg man jailed for probation violation

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MASSENA - Massena-based state police picked up Patrick J. Kennedy, 31, of 411 Main St., Ogdensburg, for an alleged violation of probation He was arraigned on the warrant by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

Kennedy ha been sentenced to three years on probation in October 2010 following his conviction on a second-degree criminal contempt count in Massena Village Court. He allegedly violated the terms of his probationary sentence when Ogdensburg City Police charged him with felony counts aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law for allegedly driving drunk with a passenger of 16 years of age and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle as well as vehicle and traffic law infractions on June 2. The probation department memorandum also pointed out a second violation of probation allegation had been pending in Massena Village Court since January 2012.

That violation alleged Kennedy had failed to report to his probation officer as directed and had been discharged from several different treatment programs since being placed under probation supervision.

The report said Kennedy told probation officers he couldn’t report in person because he had had MERSA since August 2011, but they said he failed to provide the probation department with any correspondence from medical professionals supporting that diagnosis.

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