GENESEO – An Avon man was arrested for felony DWI after he rolled his vehicle on Nations Road at 10:15 p.m. on the 4th of July, refused all field sobriety tests and was found to have a conviction for DWI within the past 10 years and a revoked driver’s license.
According to a press release from Livingston County Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty advises that Matthew Higgins, 32, was traveling South on Nations Road when he lost control of the vehicle causing an accident, and responding Deputies found that Higgins was operating the vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.
On July 4, 2015 at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Nations Road in the Town of Geneseo for the report of a one-car rollover motor vehicle accident. Upon deputies arriving Higgins was placed into custody and charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated due to a prior conviction in the past ten years.
According to the release Higgins was also operating a vehicle without the required interlock device installed. Higgins was ticketed for Speed Not Reasonable or Prudent and Unlicensed Operator.
Higgins was arraigned in York Town Court. Judge Walter Purtell remanded Higgins to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 secured bond. Higgins is scheduled to appear in York Town Court at a later date.
The investigation and arrest was handled by Deputy Brandan Flickner and Deputy Connor Sanford, both of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.