Complaint yields felony charges

Joshua M. Vroman

LEICESTER - A Wyoming County man is facing a driving while intoxicated charge following the submission of a civilian complaint earlier this month.

On Sept. 7 at around 3:50 p.m., Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Starr Park in the town of Leicester for the report of an individual operation a vehicle on the grass hill area of the park.

Deputy Ryan Bulter arrived and located the vehicle, which had become disabled in a wet area of the grass. Bulter identified the driver of the vehicle as Joshua M. Vroman, 27, of Silver Springs, and came to suspect he was under the influence of alcohol.

Deputy Brad Little, who was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office’s STOP DWI Unit, responded to the scene and conducted a DWI investigation which included the performance of standardized field sobriety tests. At the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Vroman was taken into custody for DWI.

Vroman was then transported to the Sheriff’s Office where a breathalyzer test showed he had a blood alcohol content of .12 percent, more than the legal limit of .08 percent.

A records check showed Vroman’s driving privilege in New York had been suspended as a result of a previous DWI-related offense and that he had a previous DWI conviction within the past 10 years, the Sheriff’s Office said

Vroman was then arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree.

After his arrest, Vroman was turned over to deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. He was arraigned before North Dansville Town Justice David Werth, who remanded Vroman to the custody of the Sheriff without bail.

Assisting with the investigation were deputies Jerry Pilkenton and Michael Phillips and Sergeant Matthew Thomas.

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