AVON: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Honeoye Falls man on felony DWI charges following a citizen complaint.
On the evening of Saturday January 19th 2019 Deputies received a traffic complaint of a man possibly intoxicated and operating a vehicle in the area of Lakeville. Deputies did locate the vehicle in question at the intersection of Bronson Hill Road and Routes 5 and 20 in the Town of Avon and did stop the operator for violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Deputy Matthew Thomas and Deputy Connor Sanford both of the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit met with the operator, Phillip J. Snyder, age 31 of Honeoye Falls NY. The Deputy Sheriffs did believe that alcohol was involved and a roadside DWI investigation occurred. Following the investigation which included standardized field sobriety tests, Snyder was taken into custody for DWI.
A license check of Snyder revealed he had a prior DWI conviction in 2010, making this arrest a felony.
Snyder was transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail for a breath test. Deputy Ryan Rossborough of the Sheriff’s Office Jail Division, did administer the test. The test revealed a .19% blood alcohol content (BAC).
Snyder was additionally charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated due to the BAC over .18%
Snyder 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 for a
bail recommendation due to the felony charges and they requested the Judge to hold Snyder on $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond.
Snyder was later arraigned in the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Mount Morris Justice David Provo. The Judge remanded Snyder to the custody of the Sheriff on $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond.