Williamson man leads deputies on pursuit through bean field; charged with felony DWI

A Williamson man is facing multiple charges after the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office say he led deputies on a pursuit through a residential neighborhood in marion.

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that deputies attempted to stop Eric M. Gallivan, 40, of Williamson — after he was observed violating a traffic law. He then fled police, leading them on a pursuit through a bean field.

Virts says that Gallivan lost control of his vehicle causing the vehicle to flip on it’s side. Upon further investigation, Virts says that Gallivan did not have a valid driver’s license — and was driving while intoxicated.

Gallivan was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, unlawfully fleeing police, and obstructing governmental administration in the second degree.

He was also issued numerous traffic summonses. He was arraigned in Palmyra Town Court and remanded to the Wayne County Jail with no bail.

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