WEST SPARTA – A man was arrested on Sunday for felony DWI after a one-vehicle accident in the town of West Sparta, having one other DWI conviction within 10 years.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ryan Howe, 29, was arrested for felony DWI after he lost control of the vehicle on Kysorville-Byersville Road and left the south shoulder of the road, striking an embankment.
The Livingston County E-911 Center received a call at 2:24 a.m. reporting a one car motor vehicle accident on Kysorville-Byersville Road in the Town of West Sparta. Deputy Kevin Geer was quickly on scene to assess the situation and requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit. Deputy Michael Wade responded to conduct the DWI investigation.
The roadside investigation led to the arrest of Howe for Driving While Intoxicated. Howe was transported to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, where he submitted to a breath test. Howe had a prior Driving While Intoxicated conviction on June 2, 2010 making this arrest an E felony.
Howe was also charged with speed not reasonable and prudent, moving from the lane unsafely, failure to use designated lane, and failure to keep right.
Howe was arraigned in the Town of West Sparta Court, where his license was immediately revoked by Judge Mahany. Howe was released on his own recognizance and will appear back in court at a later date.