Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty studies the arrest of a Maryland resident on felony DWI prices ensuing from an investigation following a grievance.
On July fifth, 2021 at roughly 7:40pm, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Quicklee’s Avon Journey Heart on Lakeville Highway, within the City of Avon, for the report of a person that had been working a motorized vehicle in an intoxicated state.
Throughout the investigation, the operator of the automobile was recognized as Thomas J. NJenga, age 55 from Lutherville-Timonium, MD. Deputies did suspect that NJenga was drunk. Deputy Michael Donals, who’s assigned to the Sheriff’s Workplace STOP DWI Unit, did conduct a DWI investigation which included the efficiency of standardized area sobriety checks. On the conclusion of the investigation, NJenga was taken into custody for DWI. The investigation additionally revealed that NJenga had been working a business automobile on the time of his alleged intoxication and operation.
NJenga was then transported to the Sheriff’s Workplace Headquarters in Geneseo, the place he was supplied a breathalyzer to find out his blood alcohol content material (BAC). Deputy Heather Benjamin of the Jail Division did administer the take a look at which revealed that NJenga had a blood alcohol content material of .24%.
A data examine revealed that Ryder had a earlier DWI associated conviction on October tenth, 2016 in the State of Maryland, in addition to on December 18th, 2013 within the State of Wisconsin.
Thomas was arrested and charged with felony Aggravated Driving Whereas Intoxicated on account of having a BAC of .18% or increased and felony Driving Whereas Intoxicated as a result of earlier DWI associated convictions.
NJenga was turned over to Central Reserving Deputies on the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The offenses did qualify for arraignment beneath the NYS Justice Reform Act, nevertheless, the Decide can not set bail however solely apply license restrictions.
NJenga 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
NJenga on his personal recognizance, per the legislation, to return to court docket at a later date and Deputies did set him free.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Workplace was current and represented NJenga on the court docket arraignment for his protection. The Livingston County District Lawyer’s Workplace was notified however didn’t seem to characterize the folks.
Aiding with the investigation on scene for the Sheriff’s Workplace was Deputy Jerry Pilkenton and Sergeant Caleb Slicing.