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Macedon Town Board accepts chief’s resignation: New details emerge about second DWI after crash near Gananda school

The Macedon Town Board unanimously accepted the resignation of Police Chief Fabian Rivera in a special session held Tuesday, following his recent arrests for driving while intoxicated (DWI).


Rivera’s resignation comes after an incident on Monday, where he was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher following a crash near the Gananda school campus.

There were no injuries in that incident.

After Rivera’s first arrest, he was escorted home by Macedon police officers. Authorities say Rivera left his residence in his private vehicle, driving with a blood alcohol level of .25%, leading to additional charges of DWI and Aggravated DWI by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

The patrol truck involved in the first accident was towed to Macedon Auto for further investigation, assisted by the Sheriff’s Office.

The town board’s meeting, lasting less than 10 minutes, also included the appointment of Sgt. Adam Husk as officer in charge and the authorization of an internal investigation into the town’s response to the incident.

Additionally, Officer Brigette Goodfriend, who responded to the scene of Rivera’s initial accident, was suspended pending the investigation’s outcome.

Town Supervisor Kim V. Leonard expressed the board’s commitment to proper procedure, refraining from further comment due to the ongoing investigation.

This series of events follows a previous incident in December at Flaherty’s in Macedon, where Rivera was notably intoxicated, and his subsequent acknowledgment of battling mental health issues.