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Woman in DUI suspected of being under the influence of bath salts

Published July 02. 2011 09:02AM

A Kunkletown woman has been charged with DUI after allegedly driving while under the influence of bath salts.

Shirley Tegethoff, 46, was cited at 11 a.m. on June 30 while driving on 57 Road in Lower Towamensing Township.

Trooper Daniel R. Nilon of the Lehighton barracks of the state police, the arresting officer, states in his incident report that the barracks received several calls about a female driving in a dangerous and erratic manner in the area of 57 Road.

The report states that when police arrived at the scene, they observed skid marks, damaged to the front lawn of 2975 57 Road, and a destroyed garage door. Tegethoff's vehicle was parked in the front lawn of her residence next to her front porch.

Police said bath salts were found in close proximity to her vehicle. She was taken into custody for DUI - bath salts and taken to Palmerton Hospital for a blood test.

Police said charges are pending for DUI and false reports, as she also allegedly called police at Lehighton barracks and reported persons hiding in her attic.

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