No jail for man driving on license revoked 18 times

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man who had his driver’s license away more than a dozen times and was again caught behind the wheel won’t spend any time in prison.

Erie County Court Judge Michael D’Amico sentenced 31-year-old Damario James to five years probation on Wednesday. James admitted he was driving on Fillmore Avenue despite having a revoked license.

Judge D’Amico said, “I’m going to reserve the jail space for people committing other crimes. I’ll put you on probation. Let me tell you something: if you have another violation, I’m putting you in jail.”

Over the last 10 years, James has had his driver’s license suspended or revoked 18 times. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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