The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 4th at about 5:20 p.m. deputies responded to a two-car MVA at the intersection of Routes 5&20 and 89 in the town of Tyre.
Deputies report a vehicle driven by James Savarese, 50, of Seneca Falls was stopped at the light when he was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Paul F. Carissimi, 61, of Seneca Falls.
Upon further investigation, deputies determined Carissimi was intoxicated. He was charged with following too closely, DWI, and Aggravated DWI with a BAC over 0.18%.
Deputies say Carissimi was issued appearance tickets and will appear in the town of Tyre at a later date to answer the charges.
Deputies were assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Department .
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