LIMA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Perry man on a felony DWI charge for allegedly zipping through East Main Road at 85 mph.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Shane Shaffer, 27, was arrested for felony DWI and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Breath Test.
On June 11, 2016 at approximately 12:20 a.m. Deputy Brandan Flickner of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit stopped a car on East Main Road that was allegedly traveling 85 mph in a posted 55 mph zone.
The driver was identified as Shaffer and the Deputy believed that Shaffer had been consuming alcohol following a brief roadside conversation. Shaffer submitted to roadside field sobriety tests, at the conclusion of which he was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.
Shaffer was transported to Central Booking at the Livingston Couny Jail, where he refused to submit to a chemical breath test to determine his blood alcohol content. He was charged with Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Breath Test.
A review of Shaffer’s criminal history showed that Shaffer was convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in 2009 and driving with a BAC of .08% or more in 2012. Due to the prior Driving While Intoxicated related convictions within the past 10 years, the new arrest is a class D felony.
Lima Town Justice Harold Harris arraigned Shaffer and remanded him to the Livingston County Jail on $4,000 cash or $8,000 bond at the recommendation of Assistant District Attorney Joshua Tonra.