A U.S. District Court has dismissed a $14 million civil suit filed by a local winery owner who claimed to suffer emotional distress and depression after an incident involving a Schuyler County Sheriff’s Deputy in September 2018.
John Zuccarino claimed a town of Hector Water Department employee blocked his winery’s entrance with the truck while making a phone call, according to Finger Lakes News Radio. He became angry and a deputy responded.
The lawsuit alleges that Deputy Andrew Yessman was hostile toward Zuccarino and recognized him.
Zuccarino said the incident caused him mental anguish and his winery lost money. The disorderly conduct charge was dismissed after the District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute.
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