LIVINGSTON COUNTY — On Tuesday, a Mount Morris woman pleaded guilty to DWI in Livingston County Court on a Leandra’s Law Charge for having her two children in the car.
Ronika Jones, 35, pled guilty to Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, and was sentenced by Livingston County Judge Robert Wiggins to 4-months of weekends, license suspension, 5-years of probation and a $2,000 fine for the incident which occurred last September.
Prior to sentencing Jones admitted during colloquy in the presence of her lawyer, Michael McNelis, that she was returning from a visit at Groveland Correctional Facility with her two children in the car when she was pulled over by the Police.
According to the Police Report obtained by the GeneseeSun.com, Mount Morris Police officer Timothy Bryant pulled over Jones at approximately 8:45 a.m. for speeding on Main Street in the Village. Officer Bryant could see smoke in the car and smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officer Bryant stated in the report that he saw what he believed to be the end of a blunt in the ashtray in the center counsel cupholder.
“When asked when the last time she smoked marihuana WA Jones stated 2:00AM and 4:00AM,” stated Officer Bryant in the police report. “This officer requested that Officer Garwood respond to the scene to assist with a vehicle search. A vehicle search was conducted and this officer located numerous blunts that were already smoked in the ashtray.”
Jones later failed a field sobriety test and was initially charged with 6 counts, including 2 felonies, 3 misdemeanors and a speeding violation.
Jones will return to court at a later date for sentencing.