Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty experiences the arrest of a Monroe County resident on felony DWI and Obstruction fees following a site visitors cease.
On July 15, 2021 at roughly 4:35pm, Deputy Michael Phillips was assigned to the Sheriff’s Workplace STOP DWI Unit when he carried out a site visitors cease with a automobile on West Lake Street, within the
City of Geneseo, for a violation of the NYS Automobile and Visitors Legislation. The operator of the automobile was recognized as Brian M. Wills, age 31 from Pittsford, NY. Through the cease, the Deputy Sheriff suspected that Wills was drunk. The Deputy Sheriff did advise Wills to exit the automobile for a DWI investigation at which era Wills refused to exit the automobile. On the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Wills was taken into custody for DWI.
Wills 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) nonetheless, Wills refused to take the take a look at. A data verify revealed that Wills had a earlier conviction for DWI in January of 2017. Wills was arrested and charged with felony Driving Whereas Intoxicated and Obstructing a Governmental Administration within the Second Diploma.
Wills was turned over to Central Reserving Deputies on the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The offenses did qualify for arraignment because the Choose can invoke driving restrictions nonetheless, the Choose can not set bail underneath the NYS Justice Reform Act. Wills was later arraigned on the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Half (LC-CAP) on the
Livingston County Jail earlier than City of Mount Morris Justice David Provo. The Choose did launch Wills on his personal recognizance, per the regulation, with a future court docket date offered and Deputies did set him free.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Workplace was current and represented Wills on the court docket arraignment for his protection. The Livingston County District Legal professional’s Workplace was notified however didn’t seem to characterize the folks.
Aiding on scene with the investigation for the Sheriff’s Workplace was Deputy Michael Donals, Deputy
Ross Gerace, Deputy Caleb Nellis and Sergeant Matthew Thomas.