AVON – A Rochester man was arrested for DWI and drug charges in late November for allegedly driving with a Blood Alcohol Content over the legal limit while also under the influence of marijuana.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jerrod Burt, 26, Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .08% or higher, misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree, and two violations, Speeding and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
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On Nov. 28, Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Wade, who is assigned to the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit, stopped a vehicle on East Main Street in Avon after seeing the vehicle speeding. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Burt, and a roadside investigation revealed that Burt’s license was suspended for an insurance lapse and he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Burt is also accused of possessing a quantity of marijuana in the vehicle. Deputy Brandan Flickner, also of the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit, was requested to assist as a certified Drug Recognition Expert. A drug evaluation was conducted, as well as a breath test analysis for alcohol. The conclusion in Deputy Flickner’s expert opinion alleges that Burt was under the influence of marijuana and Burt’s BAC was .09%.
Burt will face court action in the Village of Avon Court.