Dansville Man Accused of Side Swiping D.E.C. Vehicle

June 28, 2017

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, NY – Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty reports the arrest of a Dansville man, who is facing numerous charges after a hit and run sideswipe of a Department of Environmental Conservation Officer’s vehicle.

According to the sheriff, EC Officer Brian Wade was parked roadside on West Lake Road this past Sunday, working on an investigation. The sheriff says that a vehicle that was traveling southbound sideswiped Wade’s patrol vehicle, and did not stop. The D.E.C. Officer was able to pull the vehicle over about a mile and a half down the road and take the driver, 21 year old Andrew J. Murphy-Longhini, into custody. There were no injuries as a result of the collision, just damage to both vehicles.

Officials from the Livingston County Stop-DWI Unit came to the conclusion that Andrew Murphy-Longhini was under the influence of alcohol, a central nervous system depressant, a narcotic analgesic, and that he could not operate a vehicle safely. Officials say that while Andrew was being booked, he was discovered to be in possesion of a Xanax bar, that he did not have a prescription for.

Murphy-Longhini was later arraigned in the Town of Groveland Court before Justice Livingston on all the charges. The Judge did remand Murphy-Longhini to the custody of the Sheriff on $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond for the DWAI in the Town of Groveland and $250 cash or $500 bond for the drug possession in the Village of Geneseo.