YORK – A local man was arrested for DWI while sitting at the wheel of a stolen vehicle sitting in a ditch early Saturday morning.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Joseph Eyer, 29, of York, was arrested just after 1 a.m. for Felony DWI, Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree, and Environmental Conservation Violations after the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a possible stolen vehicle in the Town of York, and responding Deputies located Eyer and the vehicle in a ditch on Mahoney Street in the Village of Leicester, with Eyer allegedly intoxicated and still behind the wheel.
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Eyer was charged with DWI as a felony due to a prior DWI conviction. Deputies also found a loaded rifle in the vehicle, and NYS DEC Officer Chris Ward assisted at the scene and issued Eyer citations for possessing a loaded firearm inside the vehicle.
Eyer was arraigned in Leicester Town Court and remanded to the custody of the Sheriff. Eyer is being held in the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 secured bond.
The arrest was handled by Deputy Brandan Flickner of the STOP DWI unit, and assisting at the scene was Sergeant Matt Orman alongside Deputies Martin Herkimer and Arick Perkins.
PHOTO CAPTION: Joseph Eyer. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)