Cayuga County DA’s office: Lawyer charged with DWI wrongly allowed to keep driver’s license

Nearly one week after an Auburn attorney was charged with drunk driving, the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office said he still has his driver’s license, something that should have been suspended immediately.

Samuel Giacona, 59, of 383 Waters Edge, Owasco, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated — an unclassified misdemeanor — after city police allegedly found the attorney in his idling car on Logan Street. Auburn Police Department Chief Shawn Butler said that officers suspected Giacona was intoxicated, but he refused a chemical breath test.

Giacona was arrested and given an appearance ticket for an arraignment Tuesday morning in Auburn City Court. However, the arraignment was adjourned.

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