Parolee overdosed during pursuit

Rigoni from a 2018 mugshot

BATAVIA — A Pavilion man on parole for providing heroin to a man who overdosed and died is faces numerous charges after an investigation into a January crash where he overdosed while trying to flee police.

Steven P. Rigoni, 41, of Roanoke Road was charged during the weekend with driving while impaired by drugs, reckless driving, moving from a lane unsafely, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving to the left of pavement markings, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.

The charges stem from an investigation into a Jan. 31 incident on Route 33 in Batavia. Several people called emergency dispatchers to report an erratic driver heading west on Route 33 around 6:40 p.m.

A deputy arrived and tried to stop the car by activating his emergency lights and sirens.

Rigoni refused to pull over and continued west, swerving all over the road and nearly hitting oncoming cards.

Rigoni then drove off the south side of the road and into a snowbank.

Deputies had to use Nalaxone to revive Rigoni, who was taken to United Memorial Medical Center for observation.

Rigoni is on parole until June 28 and on supervision until July 11, 2021 for his 2018 conviction for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in Livingston County.

Rigoni provided heroin to a Geneseo man who overdosed and died in June 2017.

Rigoni was sentenced to two years in prison.

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