Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reviews the arrest of an Allegany County resident on DWI and felony AUO fees after a visitors cease.
On October 6, 2021 at roughly 7:09pm, Deputy Michael Phillips was assigned to the Sheriff’s Workplace STOP-DWI Unit when he responded to a criticism of a sick or intoxicated motorist touring north on Interstate 390 within the City of Geneseo. Deputy Phillips did find the car exit off Interstate 390 at exit 8 at which level a visitors cease was carried out.
The operator of the car was recognized as Steven D. Younger, age 46 from Grove, NY. The Deputy Sheriff suspected that Younger was inebriated. Deputy Phillips did conduct a DWI investigation which included the efficiency of standardized area sobriety checks. On the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Younger was taken into custody for DWI.
Younger 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, Younger refused to take the chemical breat take a look at.
A data test revealed that Younger had a revoked driver’s license on account of earlier DWI associated offenses.
Younger was arrested and charged with Driving Whereas Intoxicated and felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Car in the 1st Diploma, as nicely Operation of a Motor Car by a Unlicensed Driver of the NYS Car & Visitors Legislation.
Younger was turned over to Central Reserving Deputies on the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Legal professional’s Workplace was contacted in the course of the investigation and really useful that Younger be launched on his personal recognizance per bail reform. The offenses did qualify for arraignment beneath the NYS Justice Reform Act nevertheless, the Decide can’t set bail however solely apply license restrictions.
Younger was later arraigned on the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Half (LC-CAP) on the Livingston County Jail earlier than City of Groveland Justice Jeanine Love. The Decide did launch Younger on his personal recognizance per the legislation and Deputies did set him free, pending additional courtroom proceedings.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Workplace was current and represented Younger on the courtroom arraignment for his protection. The Livingston County District Legal professional’s Workplace was notified however didn’t seem to symbolize the individuals.