GENESEO: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Bath man for DWI charges stemming from an incident at the Livingston County Jail this past weekend. On Sunday October 30th at approximately 6pm Corporal Boe Langless stationed at the Livingston County Jail requested a Sheriff’s STOP DWI Unit to the lobby of the jail to check on a person who appeared to be intoxicated.
Deputy Michael Wade responded and met with the person in question, 52 year old Rex Crooks. The Deputy Sheriff’s investigation revealed that Crooks had come to the jail in attempt to pick up his family member who is serving weekends at the jail, however he was due out at 6am Monday morning, not 6pm Sunday evening. The investigation also revealed and alleges that Crooks was highly intoxicated and drove to the jail. Crooks was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of over .18 (Aggravated DWI) and also for being parked in a handicapped spot.
Crooks did submit to a Breathalyzer test with a result of .31 BAC which is nearly four times the legal limit. Crooks was arrested on the charges and turned over to Central Booking Deputies for processing and pre-arraignment detention. Crooks was arraigned in the Village of Geneseo Court before Justice Houston . The Judge did remand Crooks to the custody of the Sheriff on $1,000 cash or $2,500 bond.
This is not the first dealing that the Sheriff's Office has had contact with Crooks. On Sunday October 2nd at approximately 7:00 in the morning, Crooks was stopped for speeding by Sheriff’s Investigator Dan Rittenhouse. In that incident Crooks had been taking his son to the work release program at the Livingston County Jail. Crooks was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and a roadside DWI investigation ensued. Crooks was arrested for DWI and took a Breathalyzer which revealed he was a .19 BAC.