An Erie County Sheriff's deputy from Orchard Park was arraigned Wednesday evening on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated.
It is alleged that Aaron Naegely, 45, was involved in a single vehicle crash while driving a Sheriff's Office vehicle off duty on Jewett Holmwood Road in the Town of Aurora Oct. 2, 2020. Prosecutors said it was his first offense. He was also charged with having a blood alcohol level of 0.08% alcohol or more while driving a motor vehicle.
Prosecutors requested the suspension of Naegely's driver's license, but Aurora Town Justice Anthony DiFillipo granted him a hardship license at the arraignment, allowing driving to work and medical appointments only.
The deputy was released on his own recognizance and a return court date is pending. Naegely faces up to a year in jail if convicted.