Resident calls 911, flags down officer about erratic driver
State police at Fern Ridge said Gamini Dissanayake, 65, of Staten Island, New York, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after a complainant flagged down an officer to make him aware of a person driving erratically.
The incident happened at 6:49 p.m. March 24 at the intersection of Hetter Lane and Route 115 in Tunkhannock Township.
Police said the complainant initially called the barracks to report a vehicle was swerving all over the road. After the caller flagged down the officer and provided information about the incident, police observed Dissanayake in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Gulf Service Station in Tobyhanna Township.
Police said they detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
He failed field sobriety tests. The driver was transported to the Monroe County DUI Center for processing and a blood test.