AVON – A Belmont resident was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday for driving while ability impaired by drugs after a drug recognition expert said she had both stimulants and pain killers in her system while driving.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty,Tina L. Covert, 51, was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
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On Dec. 15 at approximately 7:22 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Wade of the Sheriff’s STOP DWI Unit allegedly observed a vehicle traveling southbound on I-390 in Avon with equipment violations. The driver was identified as Covert. Deputy Wade’s roadside investigation found that Covert was under the influence of a drug.
Covert was arrested and transported to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. A drug evaluation was administered by Sheriff’s Deputy Brandan Flickner, a certified Drug Recognition Expert. Deputy Flickner determined that Covert was under the influence of central nervous system stimulant and a narcotic analgesic (pain killer).
Covert was taken before Judge Houston in Geneseo Town Court where she was remand to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $250 cash or $500 bond. Covert is scheduled to appear back in Avon Town Court at a later date.
The investigation and arrest were handled by Deputy Michael Wade with the assistance of Deputy Brandan Flickner. Both Deputies are members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit.