Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Buffalo NY resident on felony driving charges after a traffic stop in Leicester. On March 18, 2020 at approximately 5:05 pm, Deputy Becky Kane stopped a vehicle on Main Street in Leicester for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 23 year old Krishna Gajmer. The Deputy Sheriff suspected that Gajmer was under the influence of alcohol. Deputy Matthew Thomas of the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit responded to the scene to conduct a roadside DWI investigation which included the performance of standardized field sobriety tests. At the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Gajmer was taken into custody for DWI. Gajmer was then transported to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Geneseo where Deputy Heather Benjamin of the Sheriff’s Office Jail Division administered a breathalyzer test. The breathalyzer test revealed that Gajmer had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15%. A records check revealed that Gajmer had a previous DWI related conviction on January 9, 2020 and was also operating on a conditional driver’s license from that conviction.
Gajmer was arrested and charged with felony Driving While Intoxicated, felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without an Ignition Interlock Device. Gajmer was then turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.
The offenses did qualify for pre-arraignment detention as the Judge can invoke driving restrictions, however, the Judge cannot set bail under the NYS Justice Reform Act. Gajmer was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Avon Justice Jeannie Michalski. The Judge did release Gajmer on his own recognizance to return to court at a later date as mandated by law and Deputies set him free.