Defense lawyer Joseph Waldbaum urged the judge to continue the case without a finding for a year, citing the penalties his client has already faced, including having to leave Endicott, as well as his willingness to admit that he’d been drinking that night.
The judge went along with the defense request but added a slightly longer license suspension of 60 days. She also ordered that Hansen pay restitution to the owner of the parked SUV. A hearing to determine the amount is scheduled for April 25.
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