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Man detained after arrest at checkpoint

Published October 05. 2009 02:55PM

A Greek man found himself incarcerated in the Schuylkill County prison Saturday after being detained at a DUI Checkpoint held in Tamaqua.

Officers set up the checkpoint late Friday night in the vicinity of the All American Jeep dealership on SR309N. A man driving a gray Ford sedan had problems producing the required paperwork. He told officers he was Losif I. Halkiadakis, 55, of Hazleton, producing a Virginia registration for the vehicle.

A records check revealed there were no records found for the car. Also, Halkiadakis had no driver's license from Pennsylvania and no proof of insurance. A driver's license issued to him in New Jersey was suspended in 1993. Officers determined Halkiadakis was a resident of Greece.

He was also tested for DUI.

Due to the circumstances officers arraigned the man before duty District Judge Stephen Bayer of Tamaqua on the traffic violations. Fines totaled $834.50. Unable to pay the fines, and determined as a flight risk, Halkiadakis was incarcerated.

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