LIMA – A Lima dad was arrested on a felony charge Tuesday afternoon after a Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy allegedly caught him going 94 miles per hour in a 55 mile-an-hour zone, with his two young kids in the backseat.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Shane Bornheimer, 38, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC greater than .08%, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated as an E felony under Leandra’s Law, Reckless Driving, Speed greater than 55 mph, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
At approximately 4:03 p.m. on Tuesday, Sheriff’s Deputy Connor Sanford of the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit, observed a pickup truck traveling north on State Highway 15A in the Town of Lima that was allegedly going 94 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.
Deputy Sanford stopped the vehicle on Corby Road near York Street in the Town of Lima. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Bornheimer. A series of field sobriety tests were conducted, and Bornheimer was later placed in custody for Driving While Intoxicated.
Bornheimer’s nine year old girl and six year old boy were both in the vehicle at the time.
Bornheimer was taken to Avon Town Court and arraigned before Judge Torregiano. Judge Torregiano remanded Bornheimer to the Livingston County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond, which was the recommended bail amount requested by the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office.
Bornheimer is currently being held in the Livingston County Jail and is scheduled to appear back in Avon Town Court at a later date. An order of protection was placed by the court in protection of his children.
The investigation and arrest were handled by Deputy Connor Sanford. Members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office that assisted in the investigation included Deputy Matthew Moran, Deputy Brandan Flickner, Deputy Shawn Whitford, Sergeant Chad Draper and Sergeant James Merrick.