Goshen man admits felony DWI, injuring Warwick mayor who tried to intervene

In July, Mayor Michael Newhard tried to help 42-year-old Matthew Labar who was stumbling on Main Street in Warwick.

News 12 Staff

Jan 27, 2024, 3:21 AM

Updated 174 days ago

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A Goshen man admitted to felony DWI and injuring the Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard when he tried to intervene.
In July, Newhard tried to help 42-year-old Matthew Labar who was stumbling on Main Street in Warwick. Newhard took his keys but Labar used spare keys to drive off while Newhard was hanging out of the window.
Labar hit several parked cars in a parking lot.
A park officer was able to get Labar under control until police got there.
Labar's blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit.
Newhard suffered minor injuries.
Labar faces up to three years in prison when he is sentenced on April 12.


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