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People v. Poblacki

NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT


April 30, 2010

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
ARTHUR R. POBLACKI, APPELLANT.

Appeal from a judgment of the Erie County Court (Michael L. D'Amico, J.), rendered May 8, 2009. The judgment convicted defendant, after a non-jury trial, of felony driving while intoxicated, speeding, and resisting arrest.

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

As corrected through Wednesday, June 9, 2010

It is hereby ordered that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.

Memorandum

Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him following a non-jury trial of felony driving while intoxicated (Vehicle and Traffic Law §§ 1192 [3]; 1193 [1] [c] [former (i)]), speeding (§ 1180 [d]), and resisting arrest (Penal Law § 205.30). Defendant failed to preserve for our review his contention that the evidence is not legally sufficient to support the conviction of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest because his motion for a trial order of dismissal with respect to those counts "was not specifically directed at the ground advanced on appeal" (People v Vassar, 30 AD3d 1051, 1052 [2006], lv denied 7 NY3d 796 [2006]; see People v Hawkins, 11 NY3d 484, 491-493 [2008]; People v Gray, 86 NY2d 10, 19 [1995]). In any event, we reject that contention. Furthermore, viewing the evidence in light of the elements of the crime of driving while intoxicated in this non-jury trial (see People v Danielson, 9 NY3d 342, 349 [2007]), we conclude that the verdict with respect thereto is not against the weight of the evidence (see generally People v Bleakley, 69 NY2d 490, 495 [1987]).

Present---Smith, J.P., Carni, Lindley, Sconiers and Pine, JJ.

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