Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Monroe County resident on felony assault charges after a UTV crash investigation.
On March 21, 2020 at approximately 3:00 p.m. the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (E-911) received a call for a UTV roll over crash, with a subject trapped under the machine on Dudley Road in the Town of Mount Morris. Responding units from the Sheriff’s Office and Mount Morris Fire Department were able to free the trapped passenger. That passenger was then transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight with life-threatening injuries.
The operator of the UTV was identified as 29 year old Alicia R. Coffey of Rochester NY who was transported to Strong Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Williams of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to Strong Hospital and interviewed Coffey who admitted to being the operator of the UTV at the time of the crash.
The Investigator suspected that Coffey was under the influence of alcohol and she was asked to submit to a blood draw to test her blood alcohol content (BAC) which she agreed to. That blood sample was later sent to a lab for analysis and the result was that Coffey had a BAC of .105% at the time of the crash.
The injured passenger was found to have sustained serious physical injury as a result of the crash. Based on the injuries and accused driver’s blood alcohol level, she was charged with Vehicular Assault in the 2nd Degree (class E felony), Assault in the 2nd Degree (class D felony), Assault in the 3rd degree (class A misdemeanor), Driving While Intoxicated and violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Coffey was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. Under the NYS Justice Reform Act, the charges qualified for arraignment as the Judge can impose driving restrictions, however, the Judge cannot set bail under the new law.
Coffey was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Village of Geneseo Justice Kathleen Houston. The Judge did release Coffey on her own recognizance per the law and Deputies set her free.