LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Scottsville man for allegedly punching a honking car and later trying to sneak cocaine into jail.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jay Price, 51, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and later for felony Attempted Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.
On Aug. 18, deputies responded to a road rage complaint on East Lake Road in the Town of Livonia. Investigating deputies allege that Price was backing a boat trailer into a driveway from East Lake Road when a vehicle traveling down East Lake Road ‘slowed to go around the trailer and beeped the horn to alert their presence.’ Deputies allege that Price got out of his vehicle and approached the passing car, then punched the rear quarter panel, causing a dent.
Deputies arrested Price for Criminal Mischief on Aug. 20. Price was taken into custody and transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail, where deputies found a small bag of what is believed to be cocaine on his person. This led to further charges against Price for felony Attempted Promoting Prison Contraband and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Handling the incident for the Sheriff’s Office were Deputy Michael Dougherty, Deputy Morganne Harrington, and Deputy Brittany Smyder.
The District Attorney’s Office recommended bail be set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
Caledonia Town Justice Kyle Mckay arraigned Price and ordered him held at the Livingston County Jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.