GROVELAND – Two Livingston County women who were living it up as they traveled down the road, one of which riding with her head out the sunroof, have found themselves in quite the legal snafu.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Kelly Willey, 36, of York, was arrested for Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Felony Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combined Influence of Drugs and Alcohol after her vehicle was stopped to check the welfare of a passenger, who was standing up in the vehicle with her head out the sunroof as they drove past Sheriff’s Investigator Daniel Rittenhouse.
After Willey took a ride to the County Jail, her pal Kristy Rudney, 37, allegedly drove to the jail to pick her up, and upon arrival was found to have a BAC of .17 after she agreed to take a breath test by Deputies.
also for Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Driving With a BAC of .10% or more and Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree, which is related to the Willey arrest.
Investigator Daniel Rittenhouse stopped Willey as she was operating her vehicle on Groveland Station Road in the Town of Groveland as he observed Rudney standing with their head out of the sun roof. While Investigator Rittenhouse was interviewing Willey, he observed that she showed signs of possible intoxication and impairment.
Deputy Brandan Flickner of the Sheriff’s Office STOP-DWI Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. After Deputy Flickner completed his investigation he did place Willey under arrest for Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Drug Impairment. Sergeant Joseph Breu, who is a Certified Drug Recognition Expert, assisted with the investigation and completed a Drug Evaluation on Willey and concluded that Willey was under the influence of Alcohol (.07 %), and three drug categories.
A Department of Motor Vehicle check of Willey’s New York State Driver’s License revealed that she had a conviction on August 10, 2005 for Driving While Intoxicated, making this arrest an E Felony. Willey was processed and released with an appearance ticket by the recommendation of the District Attorney’s Office.
After Willey’s released, Rudney drove to the Sheriff’s Office to pick up her up, and upon arrival allegedly showed signs of intoxication and submitted to a breath test which revealed that she had a BAC of .17%. Deputy Flickner then made a second DWI arrest and placed Rudney under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.
A Department of Motor Vehicle check of Rudney’s New York State Driver’s License revealed she had a conviction on October 6, 2010 for Driving While Intoxicated, and her license was also revoked on the same day for that conviction. Her charges were also E felonies.
Rudney was arraigned in front of Geneseo Village Justice Thomas Bushnell and was released on her own recognizance with pending court action, even though bail was recommended by Livingston County First Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe in the amount of $5,000 cash or $10,000 secured bond.