New York: State Police reports Joseph Talbot charged with DWI; Wayne Times says he tried to buy up newspapers to prevent customers from seeing his DWI arrest

New York State Police DWI reports:

SP Lyons – DWI, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd

Joseph Talbot bought over 900 copies of newspaper to prevent customers from seeing his DWI mugshot in NY (photo courtesy of Wayne County Times)

On December 29, 2016, at 10:07 pm, Troopers arrested Joseph Talbot, 43, of Newark, NY, for driving while intoxicated following a vehicle and traffic complaint of an erratic operator all over the road and for failing to keep right and moving from lane unsafely.

Talbot was stopped on SR-31 in the Town of Palmyra for failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely.  Talbot was placed under arrest after failing multiple SFSTs and transported to SP Lyons for processing.  Talbot refused to provide a breath sample and further refused to be fingerprinted and photographed because he did not wish to appear in the local paper.

Talbot was subsequently charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd for failure to comply with the processing procedure.

Talbot was arraigned in the Town of Galen Court and remanded to the Wayne County Jail on $750 cash, $1,500 bond and was scheduled to appear in the Town of Palmyra Court on February 1, 2017, at 7:00 pm.

Joseph Talbot Linked In photo DWI arrest in New York 122916

Talbot lists on his LinkedIn biography that he is an insurance executive:
Commercial Insurance Expert at First Niagara Risk Management and has the following experience:

Specialties: Insurance & Risk Management for Manufacturing, Trucking, Higher Education, Workers’ Compensation, and Large Commercial Accounts. Significant experience in reviewing client risk financing options including Large Deductible, Retrospective, Captive and Self-Insurance programs.

NOTE: The risk to the general public from having intoxicated drivers share the road with them is difficult to provide sufficient insurance in order to survive a chance collision with such risky drivers at high-speed or any speed.

From Wayne County Times: 

Bank VP/Palmyra man calls Trooper an a**hole, refuses to have mug shot taken to be in the Times!

Update: Several newsstands called on Saturday morning saying a man had come in and purchased all of the newspapers. Many confirmed it was Mr. Talbot.

All told, almost 900 newspapers were snatched up in the Newark area.

Newsstands have been restocked.

Now the story has been picked up by several national news outlets.

NEWARK, NY. — This driver was not happy that the State Trooper out of Lyons was arresting him for Driving While intoxicated. He was also upset that his mugshot would be in that “rag” (The Wayne County Times) and that the Trooper and the paper would ruin his family.

Joseph Talbot attempted to keep customers from learning of his DWI arrest by buying up numerous copies of newspaper

It all began when State Police received a report of a driver swerving on Route 31 in Palmyra at 10:07 p.m. on Thursday (12/29). The trooper found the vehicle, swerving over the center line and onto the shoulder of the road. The vehicle finally stopped after traveling a distance down the shoulder of Route 31.

Subsequently, Joseph Talbot, age 43, of West Avenue in Newark failed roadside sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. He refused a roadside pre-screen breath test and station breath test to determine his blood-alcohol level.

Once at the State Police barracks, Talbot told the Trooper he was an “asshole” and was ruining his family. He refused to have his fingerprints and mug shot taken and his rant was that he might be included in the Times with his arrest and mug shot.

The troopers explained that, by refusing to have his prints and mug shot taken, he would only make it a bigger story in the paper. Following Talbot’s refusal to be processed, he was additionally charged with misdemeanor Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the 2nd Degree, along with the DWI and traffic violations.

Talbot was arraigned and remanded to jail on $750 cash/$1500 bond to reappear in Palmyra Town Court on February 1st. He was also issued an appearance ticket for Lyons Town Court on the Obstruction charge. MORE