ONEONTA – An Oneonta man is facing felony charges after he was allegedly found to be driving while intoxicated with a suspended license, according to New York State Police.
At approximately 9:42 p.m. Thursday, troopers stopped a 2002 Ford Taurus driven by 46-year-old Richard Talada for failing to keep right on Ceperly Avenue in the town of Oneonta.
Police say that during the traffic stop they determined Talada was driving while intoxicated, he had a suspended license and he was driving a car without a court-ordered ignition interlock device installed in it. Police say he also refused to submit a breath test to determine his blood alcohol content level.
Talada is charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle without interlock device, and several traffic violations. Police say the DWI charge is a felony because he has two prior DWI convictions within the last 10 years.
Talada was arraigned in the Town of Oneonta Court and sent to the Otsego County Jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond. He’s scheduled to reappear in court on December 21.