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Incident along I-81 leads to arrest

Published January 28. 2013 05:07PM

An incident along Interstate 81 in Frailey Township, Schuylkill County, led to the arrest and jailing of an out-of-state driver.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 5:28 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, when patrol units came upon what appeared to be two disabled vehicles northbound. At the time of the incident the roadways were snow covered due to a storm.

At the location a 21-year-old female from Reisterstown, Md., told troopers the male operator of the pickup truck parked behind her had been following her for about 15 miles. During this time the male was driving alongside her vehicle in the passing lane. He had the window down and was staring at her and shouting at her.

The male was identified as Eulon Patrick, 48, of Knoxville, Tenn. He was found to be under the influence and refused to submit to a chemical test. Due to the fact he was an out-of-state resident he was video arraigned by on-call District Judge David Plachko, of Port Carbon.

Patrick was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), harassment, drivers required to be licensed, registration and certificate of title required, and turning movements and required signals.

He failed to post $10,000 percentage bail and was committed to the county prison in Pottsville.

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