Deputies: Livonia man charged after driving stolen car with suspended license and cocaine

LIVONIA, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Livonia man was arrested after deputies say he drove a stolen car while his license was suspended and he had cocaine on him.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said this was the third time that it arrested 26-year-old Mark A. Hathaway for felony-level offenses just in 2021.

This latest incident happened on July 17 at 10:30 a.m. on West Avenue in the Village of Livonia. Deputies were called for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Deputies say they found Hathaway in a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Irondequoit on July 15, and a records check showed Hathaway’s driving privileges had already been suspended twice.

Deputies say they also found cocaine on him.

Hathaway was charged with fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Hathaway was processed at the Livingston County Jail and released on an appearance ticket, as the offenses did not qualify for bail under the NYS Justice Reform Act.

Deputies say his prior arrests in Livingston County this year include Jan. 26 when he was charged with two counts of fourth degree felony grand larceny, third degree identity theft and petit larceny and April 16 when he was charged with tampering with physical evidence, criminal trespass and third degree felony attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, third degree assault, second degree menacing, petit larceny, second degree reckless endangerment and prohibited sale of an imitation controlled substance.