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New York driver cited for DUI

Published February 03. 2010 05:00PM

A New York man has been cited by Tamaqua police after he made an illegal right turn on red.

An officer was monitoring traffic at the Five Points Intersection (SR309 and SR209) at 1:59 a.m. on Sunday when he observed a westbound Ford Expedition. The driver stopped for the red light, then proceeded to turn right, despite posted warnings prohibiting such action. The officer instituted a traffic stop in the 200 block of Pine Street and identified the driver as Thomas Febus, 34, of Ridgewood, N.Y.

The officer detected an odor of alcohol coming from Febus and asked him to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. An RBT-IV breath test was adminstered by Rush Township police indicating a blood alcohol content of .129 percent, above the legal limit of .08.

He was cited for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and an illegal right turn on red.

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