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Tompkins County Sheriff's Office
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779 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

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Felony DWI Arrest

The Tompkins County 911 Center issued an erratic driver alert for a white Honda traveling from Seneca County into Tompkins County on State Route 89.  The white Honda was located on State Route 89 and stopped by New York State DEC Police for erratic operation.  Deputies arrived on scene to assist shortly after and identified the driver of the white Honda as Kevin M. RYDZIK, age 59 of Tonawanda, NY.  Through further investigation deputies determined that RYDZIK was intoxicated and arrested RYDZIK.

RYDZIK was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with blood alcohol content greater than .08%, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .18% and having a child in the vehicle less than fifteen years old (Felony).  RYDZIK was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail and is to appear in the Town of Ulysses Court on 02/28/2018 at 9:30 A:M.

New York State DEC Police and the New York State Park Police assisted with this case.