GENESEO – An underage former SUNY Geneseo student who has been arrested five times since June backed his vehicle into a parked police car on Sunday, allegedly while one and a half times over the Blood Alcohol Content required for DWI.
According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Ali Karimi, 20, of Deer Park, NY, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with more than .08% blood alcohol content and Unsafe Backing.
Officer Phillip Bauers arrested Karimi after investigating the accident, which caused minor damage to the parked police car.
Upon investigation, Officer Bauers found that Karimi was more than one and a half times over 0.08% BAC, the legal limit under DWI.
Karimi is scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village Court at a later date.
Karimi was also arrested by the Geneseo Police Department in June for shoplifting, Loud Noise in July, Harassment in July, and Obstruction during an alleged fight in October.
Since the inauguration of Dr. Denise Battles as SUNY Geneseo’s new president, the Village and College have had a roundtable meeting and discussion on the Healthy Campus Community Coalition. The College said in May that it would like to re-evaluate the status of the coalition to make sure it is still necessary and addressing the college and village’s common problems.
The coalition allows village police and first responders to regularly meet and coordinate with SUNY Geneseo administration and drug and alcohol program staff. Chief Osganian, Mayor Richard Hatheway, University Police Chief Thomas Kilcullen, and Alcohol and Other Drug Program Coordinator Sarah Covell are to meet on Nov. 5 to further discuss the coalition.
UPDATE: Contrary to original reports on the incident, Karimi is no longer enrolled at SUNY Geneseo.