LIVONIA — A Wayland man was arrested by Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies on felony driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges after a complaint of reckless driving.
On Thursday, March 7, at approximately 10:10 p.m., Deputy Michael Donals was dispatched to the area of Plank Road (State Route 15a) in the Town of Livonia for a traffic complaint of a vehicle driving in a reckless manner. The caller was an off duty New York State Trooper, who was following the vehicle.
The vehicle pulled into the 7-11 in Hemlock where the Sheriff’s Deputy made contact with the operator. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Jonathan R. Miller, 28, of Wayland. It was suspected that Miller was under the influence of alcohol and a roadside DWI investigation was conducted by the deputy, which included the performance of standardized field sobriety tests.
At the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Miller was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. Miller was then transported to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Geneseo where Deputy Jamie Babosci of the Sheriff’s Office Jail Division administered a breathalyzer test. The results showed that Miller’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) was .18 percent.
Miller was formally charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated. The aggravated charge is due to the .18 BAC, and the felony is due to a prior conviction for DWI within the last ten years.
Miller was then turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charge and they recommended that Miller be held on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.
Miller was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Groveland Justice Jeanean Love. The Judge remanded Miller to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.