Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Livonia resident on a DWAI Drugs charge and drug charge after a traffic stop.
On October 3, 2019 at approximately 8:35 pm Deputy Michael Phillips was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit when he stopped a vehicle on Stone Hill Road for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 19 year old Nicholas W. Calkins. The Deputy Sheriff suspected that Calkins was under the influence of drugs and conducted a roadside ‘Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs’ investigation which included the performance of standardized field sobriety tests.
At the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Calkins was taken into custody for DWAI Drugs. Calkins was also found to be in possession of concentrated cannabis.
Calkins was then transported to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters where Village of Geneseo Police Officer Travis Lana, who is a Certified Drug Recognition Expert, conducted a drug evaluation. It was the officer’s expert opinion that Calkins was under the influence of marijuana and could not operate a vehicle in a safe manner.
Calkins did provide a urine sample which will be sent to a lab for analysis. Calkins was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Criminal
Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. Calkins was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.
Calkins was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Village of Geneseo Justice Thomas Bushnell. The Judge released Calkins on his own recognizance (ROR).