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Man driving a dump truck with 47 license suspensions faces felony charges


Last week a Rochester man, Eugene N. Smith, 68, was driving a tow truck when he hit a stop sign and fled, all while driving with a license that had already been suspended 47 times.

Livingston County Sherriff’s office responded to a call about the stop sign hit and run. Deputy William Cartwright arrived on scene and was able to get a good description of the dump truck, as well as recover evidence from the scene, according to Livingston County News.

Cartwright soon found the dump truck and driver on Honeoye Falls, 6 Road.

Upon searching his license, Cartwright discovered that Smith was driving with a license that had been suspended over 47 times.

Smith was charged with the felony of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and failure to stop at a stop sign.

It was reported that Smith was later arraigned in West Sparta Town Court before Justice Eugene Moffat, who remanded Smith to the custody of the Sheriff on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.


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