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Hazleton driver facing DUI count

Published January 16. 2013 05:03PM

A Hazleton man has been charged by McAdoo police following a Nov. 17, 2012, vehicle stop on North Kennedy Drive.

Patrolmen Steven Homanko and William Curilla were on patrol at 12:10 a.m. when they observed a blue Honda Civic traveling south at a high rate of speed. Near the intersection with Grant Street, the Honda barely avoided crashing in to a van in front of it. The Civic's driver then pulled out into the other lane, drew alongside the van and revved the engine.

The officers initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Jackson Rosario, 38, of 898 N. Vine St. Rosario had an odor of alcohol about his person and was asked to submit to field sobriety tests. He failed all three and was then given a portable breath test, which indicated a blood-alcohol level of .124 percent. A bottle of brandy was found inside the vehicle. Rosario was then transported to Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for blood tests.

He was cited for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, driving with a non functioning headlight, careless driving, and violating the restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

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