The Prattsburgh man who led police on a drunken, high-speed chase through Yates County last November wants to have his conviction reduced to a misdemeanor.
The Finger Lakes Times reports a public defender is seeking to have Daniel Romer’s 1st-degree reckless endangerment, which could bring a 7-year state prison sentence, dropped to 2nd-degree.
Romer was convicted last month on a slew of charges, as police say he led a chase that reached speeds of nearly 120 miles per hour from Penn Yan to Jerusalem, striking a car and nearly hitting several others head-on.
Yates County Judge Jason Cook is expected to rule on the request prior to Romer’s scheduled sentencing next month.
Romer remains in Yates County Jail without bail.