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Former Macedon police chief pays restitution, will see most consequences pass after one year for DWI crash

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Former Macedon Police Chief Fabian Rivera pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated following incidents last November. Rivera resigned after allegedly crashing a patrol car near Richard Mann Elementary School and subsequently driving his personal car while intoxicated.


Court documents revealed that Macedon Police Sgt. Brigette Goodfriend and Officer-in-Training Nash Ritz drove Rivera home after the crash, where he then drove drunk again. The Wayne County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Rivera’s plea deal on May 1.

Rivera avoided jail time, receiving a one-year conditional discharge, a six-month license revocation, and a 12-month ignition interlock device order. He completed a drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling. Defense attorney Chris Schiano noted that Rivera paid restitution for damages and emphasized that his veteran status influenced the court’s decision, not his former position as police chief.