Autobody shop owner out on bail pending assault conviction appeal

March 21, 2018 04:21 PM

An appellate judge has signed an order staying John Cole's conviction and releasing him on $50,000 bail pending the appeal of his case.

On Friday, a Saratoga County jury found Cole guilty of assault and driving while ability impaired by alcohol. He was found not guilty of vehicular assault and DWI.

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Cole was driving 78 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone when he crashed his BMW into a tree, permanently injuring a backseat passenger.

Cole will be sentenced next month, but will remain free on bail until the outcome of his appeal.


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