BREAKING NEWS Rome man arrested in double homicide investigation on Old Oneida Road Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Arrest warrant issued for former Oneida County STOP DWI coordinator

Oneida County's former STOP DWI coordinator is charged with DWI-drugs.

Posted: May 15, 2019 12:12 PM
Updated: May 15, 2019 1:59 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- A Utica City Court judge has issued an arrest warrant for Oneida County's former STOP DWI coordinator, who was scheduled for a 'virtual arraignment' Wednesday morning.

Oneida County's former STOP DWI coordinator, Tom Giruzzi, is charged with DWI-drugs after an Oneida County sheriff's deputy pulled Giruzzi over in Utica back in March and allegedly found cocaine in his car.

Giruzzi is currently in a treatment facility in Florida. He was supposed to have a virtual arraignment Wednesday and plead not guilty to all charges, but his attorney was unable to coordinate a video conference type connection, and asked to do the arraignment on a conference call-audio only. The judge said no, and issued an arrest warrant for Giruzzi.

“If he pulls out of the rehab, he will lose that bed. All of the money that he has spent, personal money out of his pocket to get the treatment he's needed will be lost. He will no longer have the bed down there and he will have to try and re-enroll,” said

This warrant doesn't necessarily mean Giruzzi will be pulled out of rehab in Florida, arrested and brought back to Central New York before his treatment is over on June 28.

The court would now have to enforce the warrant and dispatch police or marshals to go pick him up in Florida.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2506247

Reported Deaths: 55965
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33129910834
Queens31382710273
Suffolk2383183590
Nassau2136033286
Bronx2067916745
New York1674924632
Westchester1433882338
Erie1054771938
Richmond882931930
Monroe835191180
Orange57192909
Rockland52859779
Onondaga51456755
Dutchess35411497
Albany30510386
Oneida28347582
Broome24121403
Niagara23795397
Saratoga20034197
Ulster17179277
Schenectady16525227
Rensselaer14618167
Putnam1242096
Chautauqua12281172
Oswego11449112
Chemung10740153
St. Lawrence10354124
Steuben9972173
Ontario9244110
Jefferson867574
Cayuga8582107
Sullivan839483
Wayne801884
Cattaraugus7586112
Genesee6904132
Herkimer6671125
Clinton663138
Tompkins646359
Fulton6228102
Madison6092102
Montgomery5865138
Livingston564971
Warren537181
Cortland528479
Tioga501271
Columbia4966111
Chenango463586
Allegany454296
Washington453367
Otsego452654
Greene434286
Wyoming433657
Orleans428087
Franklin417920
Lewis355038
Delaware350747
Seneca271663
Schoharie227221
Essex224531
Yates158827
Schuyler151317
Hamilton4343
Unassigned14424
Out of NY0310
Utica
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 41°
Oneonta
Mostly Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 39°
Herkimer
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 41°
Old Forge
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 41°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Game Day Deals - New Deals Each Week
Chapter Aesthetic October Giveaway
Cool To Be Kind 2021
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve