A Hudson Valley man with 17 driving suspensions was allegedly found sleeping behind the wheel at a busy intersection.

On Friday, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to a traffic complaint about a driver sleeping behind the wheel at the intersection of Main Street and North Grand Avenue.

Responding officers found 26-year-old Rondell L. Barksdale of Poughkeepsie allegedly sleeping behind the wheel.

A further investigation revealed Barksdale had 17 suspensions on his driver's license and he was in possession of over 3 grams of crack cocaine, multiple cellphones, a scale, individual packaging material and marijuana, police say.

Barksdale was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operation, felonies, and a violation for unlawful possession of marijuana. He was sent to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

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