Man on parole for felony DWI accused of driving ATV while drunk

BLISS, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man currently on parole for felony DWI was arrested Thursday after being stopped for operating an ATV without a helmet.

A Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputy stopped John Townley, 38, of Bliss for riding without a helmet on School Street. Deputies say he failed field sobriety test and a later test revealed his BAC to be .08 percent.

Townley was convicted of felony DWI in Genesee County in 2011, and is currently on parole for that conviction.

He is charged with felony DWI, unregistered ATV, uninsured ATV, no helmet and operating an ATV on a public highway.

Townley was taken to the Wyoming County Jail without bail and his ATV was impounded. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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