MICHAEL JOHNSON/Livingston County News
The remains of a Chevy Volt lay in the driveway of the house at Highland Avenue and North Street.
Driver in North Street crash charged with DWI
A SUNY Geneseo graduate was charged June 7 with multiple traffic violations including Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated, Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign, and Moving from Lane in connection with a May 18 accident in the Village of Geneseo.
Maura Duff, 22, is back home in Niskayuna, and was not physically present for the arrest. The warrant, presented by Geneseo Officer Raymond Goulet, was accepted by Duff’s Buffalo-based defense attorney. Duff is scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village Court on July 10.
Duff was at the wheel of a Camry driving southbound on Lima Road during the early morning hours of May 18 when she failed to stop at the North Street and Lima Road intersection. In a spectacular crash which destroyed three vehicles and damaged the corner of a house, the Camry ran onto the front lawn at 84 North Street striking the house and two parked cars in the driveway, including a Chevy Volt.
Duff’s blood alcohol content, measured at Strong Hospital more than two hours after the accident, was .20, which is two-and-a-half times the legal limit.
Police records show Duff involved in another alcohol-related incident in Geneseo on Feb. 20, 2009.
A State Police incident report indicates that Duff trespassed at the Scorsone Service Center on Route 63 with an alleged attempt to damage property while in an apparent intoxicated state. At that time she was 19, underage for consuming alcohol. The owner of the property chose not to press charges.