Hale

PAVILION - A Batavia man on parole after serving his second prison term for driving drunk with children passengers has been arrested again for drunk driving, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.

Walter B. Hale Jr., 43, of West Main Street Road was stopped at 5 p.m. Saturday on Route 63.

Hale, who has at least four previous DWI-related convictions, was charged with DWI as a class D felony because of previous D felony and E felony DWI convictions, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, using a car without a court-ordered Interlock device, refusing a breath test and open container for drinking while driving and no front license plate.

He was arraigned and committed to Genesee County Jail without bail.

Hale, who also has a history of domestic violence arrests, was released from state prison on March 26 after serving 15 months for DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation.He is on parole until May 10, 2022.

Hale was indicted in 2018 on 14 charges related to a high-speed motorcycle chase.

Hale was drunk and had a child on the motorcycle with him at the time.

In 2012, Hale was arrested on felony DWI charges for having three children in his car at the time.

He was sentenced to state prison for that conviction, as well.

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