Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Rochester resident on felony charges after a traffic stop.
On December 7, 2019, Deputy Jerry Pilkenton was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative when he stopped a vehicle on Interstate 390 for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 43 year old Raymond S. Hill.
Hill was arrested and charged with felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in theA records check revealed that Hill was driving the vehicle with his license suspended and/or revoked a total of twenty three (23) times. 1st Degree.
Hill was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charge. It was advised that Hill should be held without the chance of
bail due to him having multiple prior felony level convictions.
Hill was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of North Dansville Justice David Werth. The Judge remanded Hill to the custody of the Sheriff without the chance of bail.
“Starting January 1st 2020, many different level crimes are not allowable for the suspect to be held on bail,” stated Sheriff Dougherty. “The above case is a good example where a judge will not be able to hold the defendant(s) on bail and instead will be required to release them per
the new law. Catch and release will be the new normal in New York State.”