SPARTA – A motorcyclist who was seriously injured after a two-motorcycle collision in July has been charged with felony Driving While Intoxicated after his release from the hospital.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, William Normand, 46, of Albion was arrested for Felony Driving While Intoxicated on Thursday Oct. 1. The other motorcyclist involved in the accident, John Kemp, 47, of Rochester, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated on Tuesday July 11 immediately following the roadside investigation.
On July 11, Sheriff’s Deputies had responded to the area of Springwater Road and Stagecoach Road in the Town of Sparta for the report of a car accident. Through the course of their investigation, it was learned that both Kemp and Normand were operating their motorcycles in an alleged intoxicated condition leading up to the personal injury motor vehicle accident.
Normand was charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated due to a previous conviction of Driving While Intoxicated within the previous ten years. Normand was not charged until October 1st due to extensive medical treatment as a result of the crash.
Kemp was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputy Connor Sanford and arraigned in North Dansville Town Court before Judge Weidman back on July 11th. Kemp was remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond.
Normand was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Patterson and was arraigned in Sparta Town Court before Judge Scollon on October 1st and released on his own recognizance to respond to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office for processing. Normand will return to Sparta Town Court at a later date.
The initial on scene investigation was handled by Deputy Patterson, Deputy Sanford, Deputy Cutting (Forensic Identification Unit) and Road Patrol Captain Norm Zeh.