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McAdoo traffic stops lead to DUIs

Several people were charged after recent traffic stops conducted by McAdoo Police. The charges were filed after officers received the results of blood tests taken after the stops.

• Gino Fedulla, 20, of Hazle Township, was stopped because of faulty brake lights at 9:47 p.m. Sept. 13. Fedulla admitted smoking marijuana earlier in the day and failed the field sobriety tests he was given.

He was taken to the hospital for blood tests, which came back positive for marijuana.

He was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and the traffic offenses. The paraphernalia charge was filed due to a half smoked roach found in the driver’s side door.

A passenger in his car, Nicholas Campbell, 29, of Hazle Township, admitted ownership of a small bag of marijuana found in a jacket on the back seat. He was charged with possession of marijuana.

• Scott Nicholas, 25, of Drums, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a stop at 12:51 a.m. Oct. 7. He failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the hospital for blood work. Test results indicated a 0.214 percent blood alcohol content, almost three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

He was stopped for following too closely and for failure to lower his high beams to oncoming traffic.