For Immediate Release - September 25, 2013

Larimore pleads guilty, sent to state prison

A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty this morning in Berkshire Superior Court to several charges.  36 year old JUSTIN R. LARIMORE appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

LARIMORE pleaded guilty to one (1) count of OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND OPERATING TO ENDANGER CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, one (1) count of OPERATING TO ENDANGER, one (1) count of OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL (2nd offense), one (1) count of FAILING TO STOP FOR A POLICE OFFICER and one (1) count of OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE (2nd offense).  Judge Agostini ordered that he serve a 2 and a half to 5 year state prison sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charge of OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND OPERATING TO ENDANGER CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY INJURY.  LARIMORE was given concurrent house of correction time on the charges of OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL (2nd offense), OPERATING TO ENDANGER and OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE (2nd offense).  Judge Agostini ordered LARIMORE to pay a $100 fine on the charge of FAILING TO STOP FOR A POLICE OFFICER.      

LARIMORE was operating a motor vehicle that struck a bridge abutment on Route 20 in Lee on August 26, 2012.  A passenger in the vehicle, a 28 year old woman, suffered serious injuries in the crash. 

The investigation was conducted by members of the Lee Police Department.