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Kunkletown man facing DUI-alcohol charges

A 40-year-old Kunkletown man is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop made by state police at the Lehighton barracks at 9:42 p.m. Jan. 27 in the area of the Gilbert Road, north of Route 209, in Chestnuthill Township.

Police said the man was stopped for having made a traffic infraction, after which time police said it appeared he was DUI. It was also learned he was driving while his operating privileges are suspended because of a prior DUI charge.

The man was taken for a blood-alcohol test, the results of which are pending.