Skip to content
Home » Valentine's Day » Canandaigua man faces felony charges after pursuit in Ontario, Monroe counties

Canandaigua man faces felony charges after pursuit in Ontario, Monroe counties

Sheriff Kevin Henderson says no injuries were reported and a Canandaigua man was taken into custody on felony charges after a pursuit that began on the western edge of Ontario County and ended in the city of Rochester.

On Wednesday at approximately 11:30 p.m. deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on I-490 westbound in Ontario County. The vehicle had almost struck a deputy on a separate traffic stop.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

Deputies say the vehicle did not pull over, and a pursuit continued into Monroe County and the city of Rochester. It ended on University Avenue, when 60-year-old Richard Gillette, of Canandaigua was taken into custody.

He was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. However, a records check showed that Gillette had a revoked driver’s license, and was required to be operating with an interlock device.

Gillette had a previous DWI conviction, which made the most-recent arrest a felony charge. He was ultimately charged with felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation. A number of traffic tickets were also issued.

No injuries were reported.



Top