Loud Vehicle Leads to Broome County DWI Arrest
A 28-year-old man faces felony charges after a loud vehicle prompted a state trooper to pull him over in Broome County.
Authorities say Todd Matias of Harpursville was arrested around 10 p.m. on Saturday.
According to New York State Police, the arrest was made after a trooper heard a vehicle being driven with a loud exhaust on Route 79 in the town of Colesville.
Investigators determined Matias had been driving while intoxicated after his driver's license had been suspended. The vehicle's registration also had expired.
Matias was charged with felony counts of driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
Police say Matias refused to submit to a breath test to measure his blood alcohol content. He was arraigned in Colesville town court and sent to Broome County Jail on $5,000 bail.
Officials say the DWI charge is a felony because Matias had two prior DWI convictions over the past decade.
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