Traffic stops leads to DUI charges
Two traffic stops by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police has led to driving under the influence (DUI) charges pending against the two drivers involved.
On Monday, March 12, about 9:47 p.m. police responded to the area of SR940 and Interstate 380 in Tobyhanna Township for a report of an erratic driver traveling at a high rate of speed.
Officers then observed the suspect vehicle pass their cruiser at a high rate of speed near police headquarters. A traffic stop was made and the driver was identified as Jessica Romano, 25, of Albrightsville.
Romano was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. She was then transported to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, where she submitted to a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results. She is also facing summary motor vehicle code violations.
The second stop occurred about 9:28 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, along SR940 in the area of the Walmart store in Mount Pocono. Police said officers observed a vehicle with an expired registration plate traveling northbound.
As officers followed the vehicle they observed it strike the median several times. A stop was made and the driver was identified as Nicholas Albano, 26, of Scranton.
He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then taken to PMC for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending test results. He is also facing summary motor vehicle code violations.