Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reviews the arrest of a Monroe County Resident on felony DWI expenses following a visitors cease.
On August 22, 2021 at roughly 8:30pm, Deputy Justin Hilt was assigned to the Sheriff’s Workplace STOP DWI Unit when he stopped a car on East Avon-Lima Street for a violation of the NYS Automobile and Site visitors Legislation.
In the course of the investigation, the operator of the car was recognized as Robert F. Dorsey, age 32 from East Rochester, NY. The Sheriff’s Deputy did suspect that Dorsey was inebriated, prompting a roadside DWI investigation which included the efficiency of standardized discipline sobriety checks. On the conclusion of the investigation, Dorsey was taken into custody for DWI. Dorsey was additionally discovered to be in possession of a amount of suspected cocaine, which later examined optimistic for a similar.
Dorsey was then transported to the Livingston County Jail, within the Village of Geneseo, the place he was supplied a breathalyzer to decide his blood alcohol content material (BAC). Deputy Lorenzetti of the Jail Division did administer the check, which revealed that Dorsey had a blood alcohol content material of .14%.
A data verify revealed that Dorsey had a earlier DWI associated conviction on November 7, 2016. Dorsey was arrested and charged with felony Driving Whereas Intoxicated and Felony Possession of a Managed Substance within the Seventh Diploma. The DWI cost was a felony as a result of earlier conviction inside ten years.
Dorsey was turned over to Central Reserving Deputies on the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The offenses did qualify for arraignment underneath the NYS Justice Reform Act, nonetheless, the Decide can’t set bail however solely apply license restrictions.
Dorsey was later arraigned on the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Half (LC-CAP) on the Livingston County Jail earlier than City of West Sparta Justice Sue Mahaney. The Decide did launch Dorsey on his personal recognizance, per the regulation, to return to courtroom at a later date and Deputies did set him free.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Workplace was current and represented Dorsey on the courtroom arraignment for his protection. The