LIVONIA – Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Livonia man last week after a breathalyzer test showed he’d been driving with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit.
On Oct. 7 at around 10:05 p.m., Deputy Justin Hilt was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit when he stopped a vehicle on Rochester Road in the town of Livonia for a traffic violation.
Hilt identified the driver of the vehicle as 41-year-old Michael J. Brown Jr. Hilt suspected Brown was under the influence of alcohol and conducted a roadside driving while intoxicated investigation, which included the performance of standardized field sobriety tests. At the conclusion of the investigation, Hilt took Brown into custody for DWI.
Brown was then transported to the Sheriff’s Office in Geneseo where Deputy Ken Hall of the Jail Division administered a breathalyzer test. The test indicated Brown had a BAC of .10 percent, more than the legal limit of .08 percent, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
A records check revealed Brown also had a previous DWI conviction in May 2016 and that his driver’s license had been revoked in August 2016 for a DWI-related incident.
Brown was then charged with felony DWI and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree. The two additional charges were felonies because of Brown’s previous conviction and license revocation, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Brown was then turned over to deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and issued appearance tickets as the offenses did not qualify for pre-arraignment detention. Brown was provided a date to appear in Livonia Town Court in the future and was released by deputies to a sober third party.