Nine years in jail for man who tried to hit trooper with vehicle

ALBION, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Kendall man who tried to purposely hit a state trooper who was approaching his vehicle will spend the next nine years behind bars.

Last September, State Police attempted to stop Carlos Botello, Jr. in Albion in Orleans County after receiving a report about a man driving erratically on Rt. 18 in the Town of Yates. The 42-year-old sped away, but after a short distance, came to a stop.

As a state trooper approached Botello’s vehicle, Botello threw his car into reverse, nearly hitting the trooper and instead hitting the trooper’s patrol cruiser.

Botello then took off again but was eventually caught.

Because this is his second felony offense, he was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison and five years of supervised release.

He must also pay $1,000 to a farmer for ruining a cornfield. 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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