Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on October 15, 2019
A Genesee County Grand Jury has indicted Michele R. Williams of driving drunk in Darien with 5 children.
Williams is accused of driving a 2013 Chevrolet on Route 77 back on May 24th of this year while having a BAC of .08 percent or more and accompanied by 5 kids all reportedly 15 years of age or less.
Out of the eleven count indictment 10 are class E felony counts of Aggravated DWI with a child in the vehicle.
Williams was also hit with a single traffic infraction for following too closely.
The Grand Jury also indicted Taraleen Tundo for Aggravated DWI with a child in the vehicle.
She allegedly had a passenger that was 15 year of age or less when she was stopped in her 2004 Ford on Rt. 5 in Stafford on May 1st and arrested for driving while impaired by a combination of drugs.
Also included in the indictment against Tundo are counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance for allegedly possessing Suboxone illegally and of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia for allegedly possessing or selling packaging material for the individual packaging of quantities of narcotic drugs.
Brian Dyer faced an indictment by the Genesee County Grand Jury for counts of first-degree Assault, a Class B violent felony and Criminal Possession of a Weapon, a Class D felony.
Dyer allegedly caused serious physical injury to another person with the use of a concrete statue as a dangerous instrument on July 5 in Batavia.
State residents will soon be able to apply for their driver’s license online.
Governor Cuomo is giving the green light to the online option which allows prospective drivers to take a required five-hour training and instruction course without leaving home.
The online option is set to start in June and run until at least 2025, unless it’s extended by the governor or legislature.
Some driving schools have spoken out against the online course, claiming it’ll hurt their business.
Starting this week, members of the state Senate will begin holding roundtables to discuss New York’s school funding formula.
Those calculations haven’t been significantly changed since the current system was launched in 2007.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says real discussions are needed on how the state’s roughly 950 school districts are funded.
The Western New York forum is set for this Friday from ten a-m until two p-m at the Roswell Comprehensive Cancer Center on Elm Street in Buffalo.
The Buffalo Sabres are red-hot to start the new NHL season.
Victor Olofsson, Marcus Johannson, Jeff Skinner and Sam Reinhart all scored in the Sabres’ four to nothing win over the Dallas Stars at KeyBank Center yesterday.
Buffalo has won five of its first six games for the franchise’s best start in several seasons.
They’ll now be heading west to take on the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow night.