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Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Mt. Morris NY resident on felony charges after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
On August 8, 2020 at approximately 3:20 pm, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 36 in the Town of York for a traffic complaint of a possible intoxicated driver. Deputies located the vehicle in question at a gas station at the intersection of Route 36 and Route 63. The operator of the vehicle was identified as 22 year old Austin R. Vaughan.
The investigating Sheriff’s Deputies suspected that Vaughan was under the influence of alcohol. Deputy Gordy Truax conducted a DWI investigation which included the performance of standardized filed sobriety tests. At the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Vaughan was advised that he was going to be taken into custody for DWI. Vaughan then became combative with Sheriff’s Deputies but was taken into custody and placed in the backseat of a Sheriff’s Patrol vehicle.
Vaughan continued to be unruly and combative in the back seat of the patrol vehicle and EMS was called to the scene. Vaughan was ultimately transported to Strong Memorial Hospital.
Sheriff’s Deputies also responded to Strong where a blood sample was secured to test for Vaughan’s blood alcohol content (BAC). The blood sample was sent to a forensic lab for testing and Vaughan was released pending the lab results.
A records check revealed that Vaughan’s driver’s license had been suspended or revoked a total of six (6) times and that he had two (2) previous DWI related convictions within the previous ten (10) years.
On September 11, 2020 Vaughan was arrested and charged by Deputy Truax with felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC greater than .18%, felony Driving While Intoxicated, felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, Resisting Arrest, and violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law after lab results showed that Vaughan’s blood alcohol content was .19%.
Vaughan was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention as the offenses did qualify for pre-arraignment detention under the NYS Justice Reform Act. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was advised that Vaughan should be held without the chance of bail due to him having multiple prior felony convictions.
Vaughan was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Conesus Justice Coyne. The Judge did remand Vaughan to the custody of the Sheriff being held without the chance of bail.
Deputy Mitch Mcgee, Deputy Michael Donals, and Deputy Michael Wade all of the Patrol Division assisted with the investigation with the shift leadership of Sergeant Matthew Orman.