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Macedon police chief had BAC three-times legal limit during crash near Gananda school

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Fabian Rivera, the Chief of the Macedon Police Department, was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) following a crash involving his patrol vehicle on Monday morning.

The incident occurred around 8:15 a.m. near the intersection of Waterford Road and Gananda Parkway in Macedon, close to Gananda school grounds and the Walworth town line. Following the crash, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was called in to assist with the investigation due to Rivera’s position as police chief.

Rivera faces multiple charges, including DWI, aggravated DWI, and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, after investigators determined he had been driving under the influence.

His BAC was reported to be .25%, significantly above the legal limit of .08%.

The crash resulted in front-end damage to Rivera’s patrol vehicle, but no injuries were reported.

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This is not Rivera’s first incident involving alcohol; earlier this year, he publicly apologized for a December 2022 incident at Flaherty’s Three Flags Inn in Macedon, where he was found intoxicated and with facial injuries.

The Macedon Police Department did not respond to requests for comment on the incident.

Macedon Town Supervisor Kim Leonard released a statement on Monday evening, confirming Rivera’s involvement in the accident and subsequent DWI charge, and noting that the investigation is ongoing.

Rivera has been issued tickets and is expected to appear in both Walworth and Macedon town courts at a later date.