NUNDA — A Rochester man was arrested by Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies on felony DWI charges after a report of reckless driving on Interstate 390.
On Saturday at approximately 8:30 p.m., Deputy Michael Phillips of the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit was dispatched to check on a vehicle that a 911 caller reported being driven erratically on the Interstate.
The Deputy Sheriff located the vehicle in question and also observed the erratic driving. He initiated a traffic stop in the Town of Geneseo, however after the suspect vehicle pulled over on the shoulder of the road, it drove away from the deputy. The deputy continued to follow the vehicle with emergency lights and siren activated until the vehicle pulled over again approximately one-half of a mile down the Interstate.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Firdavs Y. Kosimov, 41, of Rochester. The deputy suspected that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and conducted a roadside driving while intoxicated (DWI) investigation, which included the performance of standardized field sobriety tests.
At the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Kosimov was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.
Kosimov was transported to the Sheriff’s Office Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail where a breathalyzer test revealed that Kosimov’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .18 percent.
A record check revealed that Kosmiv had a previous DWI related conviction in the state of Ohio in 2012, making this DWI charge a felony.
Kosimov was also operating the vehicle without a driver’s license.
Kosimov was additionally charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a BAC of .18 percent or greater, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to comply.
Kosimov was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. Kosimov was arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Nunda Justice James Mann. The Judge remanded Kosimov to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond.