A Massachusetts man was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge Tuesday in Jefferson County Court for driving a stolen Greyhound bus from Syracuse to Watertown on Christmas Day.
Andrew T. Hickey, 40, Forestdale, Mass., formerly of Peekskill, was also sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building for an April 18 guilty plea to third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He admitted that he stole a bus from a Greyhound station in Liverpool on Dec. 25 and drove it to Watertown to see a friend. After the bus was reported missing, it was shut down remotely through its onboard computer, stopping it on Route 11 near Cagwin Road, where Mr. Hickey was also located.
I would like to apologize for the trouble I caused for the court or anyone else, Mr. Hickey told Judge Kim H. Martusewicz prior to sentencing.
At the time of his plea, Mr. Hickey agreed with a statement by Judge Martusewicz that he was disoriented by prescription medications at the time of the incident. Judge Martusewicz said Tuesday that the conditional discharge reflected that Mr. Hickey has never been in any legal trouble before.