GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Spry, NY man after he was found unconscious at the wheel of his car and was transported to the hospital.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Michael Valenti, 40, was arrested for DWAI drugs, Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, all of which are misdemeanors.
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Deputies were dispatched to a roadway off of Route 63 in the Town of Geneseo on Friday July 8 for the report of a man passed out behind the wheel.
Deputy Martin Herkimer arrived on scene and met with the subject in question. The Deputy Sheriff allegedly saw a hypodermic instrument on the man’s lap and later found suboxone in the man’s possession.
Valenti awakened after Deputies shook him a few times. An ambulance arrived on scene and transported Valenti to a hospital for evaluation.
Upon his release from the hospital, Valenti was charged.
Valenti was evaluated by Deputy Brandon Flickner, a certified Drug Recognition Expert, and it was his expert opinion that Valenti was under the influence of narcotic analgesic and was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Valenti was transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail for processing and held in pre-arraignment detention.
Geneseo Town Justice Brad Janson arraigned Valenti and went along with District Attorney Greg McCaffrey’s recommendation to remand Valenti to the Livingston County Jail on $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond.