MOUNT MORRIS— It was a bad day for a level II registered sex offender from Mount Morris as he was arrested twice in one day.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff, Thomas Dougherty, David Dale, 32, was initially arrested for Failure to Register and Verify, which is a felony. He was then later arrested for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree, as well as Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.
Allegedly Dale was arrested for failing to update his address, part of his SORA requirements. After being arraigned and released Dale was pulled over by Livingston County Sheriff Deputy Matthew Thomas for an alleged traffic violation where it was discovered that Dale had a suspended driver’s license due to a speeding ticket in Lima that was not taken care of.
Upon checking the status of Dale’s driver’s license, it was found that Dale had a total of eight suspensions on five different dates. Following the roadside investigation a search uncovered three baggies of suspected crack cocaine located in the vehicle.
Dale was again arraigned before the same local Justice, Lima Town Justice Harold Harris and this time the Judge did remand Dale to the custody of the Sheriff on $250 cash bail or $500 bond. Dale did immediately pay the bail and was set free again.