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Off-duty Erie County Sheriff's Office deputy pleads guilty to driving while impaired

Posted at 4:41 PM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 16:41:13-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — An off-duty Erie County Sheriff's Office deputy has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced 46-year-old Aaron M. Naegely of Orchard Park pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of driving while impaired.

Around 8:00 p.m. on October 2, 2020 Naegely was driving an Erie County Sheriff’s Office vehicle when he crashed on Jewett Holmwood Road in the Town of Aurora. He was off-duty at the time of the incident and was found to be driving while impaired by alcohol.


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He was initially suspended without pay over the crash and was arraigned in January 2021.

Naegely was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay a $500 fine and surcharges and his driver’s license was revoked for 90 days.