AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Dansville resident for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs with hypodermic needles in the car on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road).
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Tyler McMurray, 32, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and an equipment violation.
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On Dec. 27 at about 9:16 p.m. Deputy Brandan Flickner of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit stopped a vehicle on Lakeville Road for a lighting violation.
The operator was identified as McMurray. While speaking with McMurray, Deputy Flickner allegedly observed several signs that led him to believe that McMurray might have been operating the motor vehicle in an impaired condition, administered roadside field sobriety tests, and arrested McMurray for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
During a search of the vehicle, four hypodermic needles were located inside the vehicle.
Deputy Flickner transported McMurray back to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, where he performed a drug evaluation. At the conclusion of the drug evaluation, it was Deputy Flickner’s expert opinion as a certified Drug Recognition Expert that McMurray’s ability to operate a vehicle safely was impaired by a Narcotic Analgesic and Cannabis.
McMurray was released on his own recognizance to a sober third party and is to appear at the Town of Avon Court at a later date to answer the charges.
Assisting Deputy Flickner with the traffic stop was Deputy Matthew Moran.