A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and a drug count following an incident that occurred about 1:09 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, along Kuehner Drive, near Woodridge Road, in Eldred Township.

State police at Lehighton said Kevin William Smale, 47, of Kunkletown, was stopped for a vehicle code violation operating a 1998 Dodge pickup truck. He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest.

While being taken into custody he was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges will be filed, troopers said.