Tom Giruzzi, the STOP-DWI coordinator for Oneida County, has been arrested for DWI-drugs, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
According to Sheriff Rob Maciol, a Corporal with the department was in a marked patrol car Tuesday evening and saw Giruzzi operating his personally owned vehicle on Genesee Street in the City of Utica without his seatbelt on.
Giruzzi was also allegedly on his cell phone, the department said.
When Giruzzi was stopped, deputies say he was found to be in possession of cocaine.
He was charged with DWI-drugs along with other traffic violations.
Corporal Stanek also observed Giruzzi on his cell phone.
“Mr. Giruzzi has been removed from his position as STOP DWI Coordinator effective immediately and is no longer employed by the County of Oneida,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente. “Last night, he was arrested for driving under the influence. Fortunately, no one, including himself, was physically injured by his unacceptable and inappropriate actions.