Driver almost struck officers


STAFFORD — A Rochester man faces a felony charge after he allegedly nearly drove into several police officers in an attempt to avoid a checkpoint on Route 33 Tuesday, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies were conducting a vehicle safety checkpoint in the area of 5820 Route 33 when a car approached and then swerved into the oncoming traffic lane, nearly hitting “multiple law enforcement officers.”

The car then drove away but was stopped a short distance away by deputies in a patrol car.

Daniel J. Davis, 55, was highly intoxicated, deputies said.

He was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison, DWI, aggravated DWI for having a blood-alcohol content of more than .18%, improper passing, moving from a lane unsafely, failure to obey a traffic device, failure to obey a police officer and speed not reasonable and prudent.

Davis was arraigned in Town Court and release on his own recognizance pending an appearance Oct. 5.

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