Kingston man charged with felony DWI

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KINGSTON – A traffic stop on Schwenk Drive in the City of Kingston at 2 a.m. on Thursday resulted in a Kingston man being charged with felony driving while intoxicated.

Joseph Matthias, 53, had a previous conviction for DWI within 10 years.  The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office also charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Deputies said Matthias was driving in an intoxicated condition while his driving privileges were previously suspended or a separate DWI arrest. It was also discovered that he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Matthias was released with an appearance ticket to return to court at a later date to answer the new charges.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Kingston City Police.