Daniel Haynes arrested for criminal contempt

Daniel Haynes (Photo: New York State Police)

Daniel Haynes (Photo: New York State Police)

VIRGIL, N.Y. — A man who recently pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the death of his 6-year-old daughter in a drunk-driving crash was arrested on new charges Sunday, according to the Cortland County Sheriff's Office.

Daniel A. Haynes III, 30, was riding in a vehicle with another passenger who had an order of protection against him, thereby violating the court order, deputies said. Authorities made the arrest after conducting a traffic stop on West State Road in Virgil on Saturday for a vehicle that had an inadequate brake light.

Haynes was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor.

On August 5, Haynes pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, a class B felony, in connection with the death of his daughter, Alexia, in an April 2015 crash. Under the terms of the plea deal, Haynes agreed to spend 10 to 20 years in state prison, though it's not clear if the new charges will affect his agreement. Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

Haynes' plea agreement states that he must not have been arrested for any new charges before sentencing. It also states that if he is arrested, his plea will stand but prosecutors may impose a different sentence.

The maximum sentence for aggravated vehicular homicide is 12 1/2 to 25 years in prison.

Haynes was arraigned in Marathon Town Court Saturday and taken to Cortland County Jail on $200 cash bail. His sentencing on the vehicular homicide charge is scheduled for Sep. 13.