OSSIAN: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a West Sparta man for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and other drug related charges following a traffic complaint and motor vehicle crash in the Town of Ossian.
On July 7th, 2016 at about 5:50 p.m., the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (E-911) received a call concerning a vehicle that had been driving erratically, forcing other cars off of the roadway. The caller further reported that the vehicle had crashed into a ditch before pulling into a driveway on Canaseraga Road in the Town of Ossian.
Deputy Ross Gerace responded to the scene and located Nicholas R. Young, 22 of West Sparta, allegedly placing pieces of the damaged vehicle into the back seat. Young allegedly told deputies that he had been operating the vehicle and claimed he had lost control of the car due to a steering problem.
During the course of the investigation at the scene, the Deputy Sheriff suspected that Young was operating the vehicle while in an impaired state. After submitting to Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Young was placed under arrest for DWAI Drugs. Young was also allegedly found to be in possession of a quantity of prescription pills which were not prescribed to him.
Young was transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail where he was processed and held in pre-arraignment detention on the DWAI Drugs charge, as well as a Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.
Young was arraigned on July 8th in Ossian Town Court before Justice Wilson and released pending further court action.