LEICESTER – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Leicester resident for DWI on Friday after reports that he may be harassing someone.
According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Thomas Dougherty, Jayson Arena, 41, was arrested for Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Level of .18% or more.
Deputy John Morgan was dispatched to the area of Jones Bridge Road in the Town of Leicester for a possible harassment complaint. Upon arrival, he located the suspect of the alleged harassment complaint driving past the complainant’s residence on Jones Bridge Road.
Upon speaking with the driver, Arena, the Deputy allegedly observed signs that led him to believe Arena was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated state. Deputy Brandan Flickner, of the Sheriff’s STOP DWI Unit, responded to the scene to assist. Arena performed roadside field sobriety tests. Upon completion of the field sobriety test, Arena was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
Arena was transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail. Deputy Daniel Quibell of the Sheriff’s Office Jail Division administered the chemical breath test. Arena’s blood alcohol content was a .22%, almost three times the legal limit.
Upon reviewing Arena’s criminal history, it was found that he was convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .18% or more on April 24, 2008, making this arrest a felony.
Geneseo Town Justice Kathleen Houston arraigned Arena on June 20 and remanded him to the Livingston County Jail on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond at the recommendation of First Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe.