Fall DWI victim panel a success in Yates County

A Victim Impact Panel for the Yates County STOP DWI program was held on Wednesday at the County Office Building.

33 offenders attended as well as several guests.

Sheriff Ron Spike led the event and emphasized to those in attendance that marijuana being made legal doesn’t mean it’s legal to drive after consuming it.




Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella spoke on making bad choices and the legal consequences while creating victims.

Marianne Angelillo, from Skaneateles, spoke on the panel about her son that died due to a DWI speeding accident in 2004 when he was 17, and how she’s created a campaign of awareness for other parents and teens.

The attendees completed an evaluation form and received a certificate of attendance for their submission to the courts for verification of attendance.


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