A Tamaqua man has been cited after he was found sleeping on the sidewalk on Center Street, in the area of Mundy's Pub, on Dec. 16.

An officer was on patrol at 4 a.m. that day and observed the man face down on the sidewalk. When the officer checked the male, identified as Damon Hayes, 48, of 555 Arlington St., Tamaqua, he detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Hayes' person.

Hayes had difficulty standing and walking and was taken back to the station, where he was lodged in the cell block for several hours.

He was cited for public drunkenness.