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Man with prior conviction faces felony DWI charge in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – A man with a prior conviction for driving while intoxicated faces a felony DWI charge after a traffic stop early Sunday.

Jamestown police stopped a vehicle at East Fourth and Church streets just before 3 a.m. The driver, Matthew A. Taft, was arrested at the scene after an officer found him to be intoxicated, Jamestown police said.

Taft, 38, was transported to the Jamestown City Jail where he refused to submit to a breath test. Police also found Taft had a DWI conviction in the last 10 years, which elevated the drunken driving charge to a felony.

In addition to the felony DWI, Taft was also charged with refusing a breath test, failing to dim headlights, failure to signal stopping, and stopping on a highway