CALEDONIA – Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Caledonia man on a
felony charge related to Driving While Intoxicated following a traffic stop.
On October 1st, 2018 Deputy Matthew Thomas was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office STOP
DWI Unit and stopped a vehicle for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 35 year old Jesse J. Paduano of Caledonia. The
Deputy Sheriff observed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle
and a DWI investigation began. Following the Deputy Sheriff’s standardized field sobriety tests Paduano was placed under arrest for DWI.
Further investigation revealed that Paduano was operating on a suspended hardship
provisional license due to a pending Driving While Intoxicated charge making this arrest a
felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree. Paduano was transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail where he submitted to a breath test. Deputy Kenneth Hall of the Sheriff’s Office Jail Division administered the test which resulted in a .18% blood alcohol content (BAC). Paduano was additionally charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated due to the .18% BAC.
Paduano was 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 charge and recommended the Judge hold Paduano on
$2,000 cash or $4,000 bond.