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Tamaqua man facing DUI count

Published September 01. 2010 05:00PM

A Tamaqua man has been cited for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

Tamaqua Patrolman Robert Minich was on routine patrol at 1:27 a.m. Monday when he observed a black Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck turn from Cedar onto Greenwwod Street, accelerating and spinning the tires. Minnich stopped the truck on Greenwood Street and identifed the driver as Matthew Charles Hosler, 23, of 511 Arlington St. Hosler exhibited signs of inebriation and was asked to perform several field sobriety tests, which he failed. He admitted to drinking four 12 ounce bottles of beer.

Hosler was then given a portable breath test which registered a .093 percent blood alcohol level.

In addition to the DUI charges, Minnich cited Hosler for careless driving and disorderly conduct.

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