A Monroe County driver is facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge following an incident early today.

State police at Lehighton said Robert Paul Smith III, 18, of Kunkletown, was observed driving a 1985 Dodge truck erratically about 12:46 a.m. along Kunkletown Road, at the Kunkletown General Store, in Eldred Township. He was found to be under the influence and taken to the Palmerton Hospital where he submitted to a blood test.

Troopers said the DUI charge is pending the test results.