Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty studies the arrest of a Livonia resident on felony DWI expenses following a site visitors cease.
On September 15th, 2021 at roughly 2:40pm, Sheriff’s Investigator Connor Sanford performed a site visitors cease on Interstate 390 for a violation of the NYS Car and Site visitors Legislation.
Throughout the investigation, the operator of the automobile was recognized as Dorothy M. Tagg, age 50 from Livonia, NY. The Sheriff’s Investigator did suspect that Tagg was inebriated. Deputy Cheyenne Masiello, who was assigned to a site visitors enforcement element, did reply to the scene and performed a DWI investigation which included the efficiency of standardized subject sobriety assessments. On the conclusion of the investigation, Tagg was taken into custody for DWI.
Tagg was then transported to the Sheriff’s Workplace Headquarters in Geneseo, the place she was supplied a breathalyzer to find out her blood alcohol content material (BAC). Deputy Mark Lorenzetti of the Jail Division did administer the take a look at which revealed that Tagg had a blood alcohol content material of .28%.
A data test revealed that Tagg had a earlier DWI associated conviction on July 11th, 2016.
Tagg was arrested and charged with felony Aggravated Driving Whereas Intoxicated on account of having a BAC of .18% or greater and felony Driving Whereas Intoxicated because of the earlier DWI associated conviction inside ten years.
Tagg 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, nonetheless, the Choose can’t set bail however solely apply license restrictions.
Tagg was later arraigned on the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Half (LC-CAP) on the Livingston County Jail earlier than City of Caledonia Justice Mark Riggi. The Choose did launch Tagg on her personal recognizance, per the regulation, to return to court docket at a later date and Deputies did set her free.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Workplace was current and represented Tagg on the court docket arraignment for her protection. The Livingston County District Legal professional’s Workplace was notified however didn’t seem to symbolize the individuals.
Aiding with the investigation on scene for the Sheriff’s Workplace was Deputy Mitchell McGee.