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Geneva man had five license suspensions, arrested for driving under influence of drugs

Deputies in Ontario County say that Brett J. Lapides, 37, of Geneva was arrested after he was located following a brief investigation into a missing person.

He was found to be impaired by drugs and was arrested after his vehicle was found in a ditch on State Route 14 near Armstrong Road. HE was transported to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office where he consented to a drug recognition expert evaluation. Lapides had a prior conviction for driving while ability impaired by drugs, which made his most-recent offense a felony.

The incident, which happened on Saturday around 4:33 am revealed that he had been driving with a suspended license. In all, deputies say that Lapides license had been suspended five times prior, which resulted in him being charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree – a felony.

He was arraigned in Seneca Town Court and remanded to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bond.

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