LIVONIA – A Livonia man is facing two felonies, including felony driving while intoxicated, following a traffic stop on Main Street last month, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Timothy M. Wood, 53, of Livonia, was operating a vehicle on Jan. 30 that was stopped by Michael Donals of the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit for an alleged violation of state Vehicle and Traffic Law.
During the stop, the deputy suspected that Wood was under the influence of alcohol and conducted a DWI investigation. The investigation included the performance of standardized field sobriety tests. At the conclusion of the investigation, Wood was taken into custody for DWI, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Wood was transported to the Sheriff’s Office in Geneseo where he was offered a breathalyzer to determine his blood alcohol content. Wood refused to take the test, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A records check revealed that Wood had a revoked driver’s license as a result of previous DWI-related offenses. The check also revealed that Wood had a previous conviction for DWI in March 2020, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Wood was arrested and charged with felony DWI and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a class E felony.
Wood was turned over to Central Booking deputies at Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The offenses did qualify for arraignment as the judge can invoke driving restrictions, but cannot set bail under the state Justice Reform Act.
Wood was later arraigned at Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part at Livingston County Jail before Town of York Justice Daniel Koch, who released Wood on his own recognizance and a future court date.