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Driver facing DUI after Monroe crash

Published December 13. 2012 05:04PM

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 11:33 p.m. on Dec. 6 along Kunkletown Road, in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton said Lisa M. Rickus, 39, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2011 Jeep Limited westbound when she crossed over the eastbound lane and onto the berm where the Jeep struck a mailbox. After impact it continued west and struck a private road sign.

The Jeep continued west and hit a dirt mound at which time it became airborne. The Jeep continued west coming back onto the road and coming to final rest across both lanes of travel.

Rickus was not injured. Troopers said she was found to be under the influence and taken into custody. She was transported to the county DUI center for a blood test, which she refused. She will be charged, troopers added.

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