Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty experiences the arrest of a Conesus resident on felony DWI and felony AUO fees following a civilian criticism.
On April 9, 2021 at roughly 5:30pm, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the realm of West Lake Highway in Geneseo for the civilian report of a person that left a enterprise and was believed to be working a motorcar in an intoxicated situation.
The car was positioned a short while later and the operator of the car was recognized as Burt T. Lyon Jr, age 56 from Conesus, NY. Throughout the cease, the Deputy Sheriff suspected that Lyon was drunk. Deputy Michael Phillips, who’s assigned to the STOP DWI Unit, did reply to conduct a DWI investigation which included the efficiency of standardized subject sobriety checks. On the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Lyon was taken into custody for DWI.
Lyon was then transported to the Sheriff’s Workplace Headquarters in Geneseo the place he was provided a breathalyzer to find out his blood alcohol content material (BAC) nevertheless, Lyon refused to take the check.
A information examine revealed that Lyon had a revoked driver’s license because of earlier DWI associated offenses. The examine additionally revealed that Lyon had earlier convictions for DWI inside the earlier ten years.
Lyon was arrested and charged with felony Driving Whereas Intoxicated and felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Car within the 1st Diploma.
Lyon was turned over to Central Reserving Deputies on the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Lawyer’s Workplace was contacted with regard to bail as a result of felony degree fees. It was beneficial that Lyon be held with out the potential for bail as a consequence of having 5 prior felony convictions.
Lyon was later arraigned on the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Half (LC-CAP) on the Livingston County Jail earlier than City of Avon Justice David Hoffman. The Decide did remand Lyon to the custody of the Sheriff with out the potential for bail.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Workplace was current and represented Lyon on the court docket arraignment for his protection. The Livingston County District Lawyer’s Workplace was notified however didn’t seem to symbolize the folks.
Helping with the investigation for the Sheriff’s Workplace had been Sergeant Matthew Thomas and Deputy Justin Hilt.