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October 1, 2014 - 10:42am

Law and Order: Truck driver arrested after trying to shove deputy off his cab

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, alexander, Pavilion, corfu.

Charles Kenneth Kelly, 60, of Silver Street, Mars Hill, Maine, is charged with harassment, 2nd, disorderly conduct and failure to obey traffic control device. Kelly was stopped at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday on Route 20, Alexander, by deputy Lonnie Nati. During the stop for an alleged traffic violation, Kelly allegedly became verbally abusive and struck Nati in the chest several times in an apparent attempt to push him off the tractor-trailer he was driving. Kelly pled guilty to the charges in Alexander Town Court, paid a $440 fine, and was released.

Calvin Robert Rando, 56, of West Main Street, Batavia, is charged with attempted petit larceny. Rando was allegedly observed opening a car door without permission and attempting to steal cigarettes.

Myles D. MacLeod, 26, of Sliker Road, Corfu, is charged with felony DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd, plate display violation, refusal to take breath test and driving without stop lamps.  MacLeod was stopped at 1:06 a.m. Tuesday on East Avenue, Batavia, by officer Devon Pahuta.

Cindy L. Bush, 52, of Oak Orchard Road, Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, driving while ability impaired by drugs and controlled substance not in original container. Bush was stopped at 2:48 a.m. Sept. 19 on Lehigh Avenue, Batavia, by officer Marc Lawrence.

Dennis Joseph Pietrowski, 67, of Caledonia, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or grater, and speeding (73 mph in a 55 mph zone). Pietrowski was stopped at 3:20 p.m. Monday on Route 20, Pavilion, by deputy Joseph Corona.

Todd Lester Fairbanks, 32, of Pratt Road, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Fairbanks allegedly violated a stay away order of protection. He was jailed on $250 bail or $500 bond.

Jessica Semar
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I would have pushed him off the trailer too. No reason for him to be up in your face and on your property for a small traffic violation.

Michelle Schultz
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I don't think he should of gotten physical with him at all Jessica. When he is trying to give him a ticket for violating the law and he is trying to close the truck door on him then he stands up on the foot railing to explain why he is getting the ticket and tells him to stop being irrational and then he turns around and punches him multiple times in the chest, there is a problem. He atleast pled guilty so he knew he was being an @$$%%%%

joseph bradt
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The first comment is ridiculous on so many levels. The deputy wasn't on the trailer. He was on the step of the cab. Unless it's absolutely necessary, law enforcement prefers to keep the driver in their vehicle. It's much safer for both of them. I'm sure he also wanted a visual of the inside of the vehicle... Weapons, etc. And considering the average patrol car doesn't have a step ladder as standard equipment, well....

Jessica Semar
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Michelle, is Lonnie supposed to tell you what goes on during his day? I think that's illegal actually..

Ed Hartgrove
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WHAT? I seriously doubt that it's illegal, Jessica. There are, probably, certain aspects of their job that deputies, troopers, and their like, can't talk about - like, operational plans, upcoming/ ongoing investigations, etc.

But, as for everyday encounters, as long as no 'confidential information' is passed to the public, I don't think it's illegal. They are, afterall, Americans, and, as such, are afforded Freedom of Speech.

Steve Hackett
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Holy ****!.....jessica just broke my overall record of minus votes pertaining to one article!.....well done girl!!!!....I was always told , records are made to be broken!...lol

Lorie Cook
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I think some one is stuffing the ballot box. I would think it would be hard for an officer to speak to a truck driver in his truck while the officer is on the ground. you cannot just shove people. In fact, you should never put your hands on another person unless they start placing their hands on you. And even then you can't hit a dude in the head with a baseball bat because he touches your shoulder.

Howard B. Owens
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I do believe that's the most negative votes I've ever seen on a comment.

bud prevost
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I wish I could have given her another neg vote

Raymond Richardson
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Jessica, you haven't got a clue of what you're talking about.

It's not uncommon for law enforcement officers to stand on the step of a truck they've pulled over, to communicate with the driver during a traffic stop, or at a weigh station.

Before opening your mouth and making yourself look foolish, you should know what you're speaking of first, i.e. get your facts straight!

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