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Birthday celebration leads to citation

Published February 22. 2013 05:03PM

McAdoo police have cited a Tamaqua area man who apparently celebrated his birthday just a little too much.

Officers were on patrol at 12:48 a.m. Nov. 24, 2012, when they stopped a blue Buick that was southbound on Kennedy Drive after noticing a problem with the registration sticker.

When speaking with the driver, identified as Robert J. Roman, 70, of 19 Zellner Rd., Tamaqua R.D., officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car. Roman said he had been in Hazleton celebrating his birthday with family members.

He was given, and failed, multiple field sobriety tests. A portable breath test indicated a .107 blood alcohol content, while a blood test taken a short time later registered his BAC as .136 percent.

He was cited for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, driving an improperly equipped motor vehicle, and improper display of a registration sticker.

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