LIVONIA— A Conesus man was arrested on felony DWI charges after a motor vehicle collision occurred at the boat launch.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, James M. Harpole, 58, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
Deputy Morganne Harrington was dispatched to the New York State Boat Launch on East Lake Road for a reported collision involving a vehicle towing a boat in the parking lot.
At the scene of the collision Deputy Harrington believed that Harpole was intoxicated at the time and summoned Deputy Matthew Thomas of the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit to the scene.
Upon further investigation, Harpole was arrested and charged with a DWI.
Harpole also had a previous DWI related conviction in April of 2015 turning this offense into a felony. He was also charged with Refusal of Screening Test. When transported to the Livingston County Jail, Harpole also refused to take the Breathalyzer test.
Harpole was then turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part at the Livingston County Jail before Judge Harris.
Harpole was remanded by the judge to the custody of the Sheriff on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.