posted on July 08, 2013 16:48
Press release from the Livingston County Sheriff's Office with edits from WBTA:
Geneseo - Livingston County deputies were dispatched to a residence on Lakeville-Groveland Road in the Town of Geneseo, just prior to 7:00 am Monday morning to assist the Geneseo Ambulance.
Deputies were still processing the individuals at the scene when Manon B. Coyne, age 47, of Avon NY arrived at the scene. She was observed driving and upon inquiry Deputy Josh Monster determined that she was intoxicated. Further investigation indicated that she had just completed a bus route for Geneseo Central School. A coordinated effort then began with members of the Sheriffs Office and staff at Geneseo Central under the direction of School Superintendent, Timothy Hayes, It was learned that she had picked up 5 students ranging in age from 7-19, this morning and delivered safely to their first day of summer sessions.
Coyne was charged with 5 counts of felony DWI under Leandra's Law, a single count of aggravated DWI (.24 BAC ) and 5 additional counts of Endangering the welfare of the a Child. Both were arraigned in Geneseo Town court and remanded to the Livingston County Jail. Coynes bail was set at $15,000.00 and Allen-Reitters bail was set at $5,000.00. Szczesniak commends Superintendent Hayes and his staff for the quick response and assistance in assuring that all students had arrived safely at the schools. The communication between the Sheriffs Office and school allowed all family members to be quickly assured that the safety of the children is the true priority. Coyne has been placed on unpaid administrative leave from her driving position, pending district disciplinary procedures.
In the original incident, a 49-year-old male, who resides at the home, was transported to thehospital with Alcohol poisoning. While at the residence Deputies discovered a quantity of Narcotics and arrested Gabrianna J. Allen-Reitter, age 19, of Rochester NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the 3rd degree and resisting arrest.