PLAINS TWP.‚?? Police responded at 2:40 a.m. Friday to the area of West Carey Street for a report of a vehicle that struck a utility pole. Police said the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Cavalier, Laura Sorbelli of Cotton Avenue, exhibited signs of alcohol impairment and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. She was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a blood alcohol test and charges are pending the result of that test, police said. Police said Sorbelli‚??s front seat passenger, Calynn Atkinson of Wilkes-Barre was transported by ambulance to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a head injury.
‚?Ę A clerk at the UniMart at 639 North Main Street said a man entered the store and demanded money from the register at 1:09 p.m. Friday, according to police. The clerk told the man to leave and he fled without taking any money, police said. The male was described as: white, approx. 5 feet 6 inches tall wearing a black and white checkered flannel jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt underneath. He was also wearing blue jeans, a baseball hat and work boots.
FOSTER TWP. ‚?? State police at Hazleton said Luz Benzan, 23, of Hazleton, traveled off the north berm of Interstate 80 westbound near mile marker 266.8 at approximately 4 a.m. Saturday.
SUGARLOAF TWP. ‚?? State police at Hazleton said they arrested Christopher Edward Lasecki, 41, of Sugarloaf Township, on DUI charges Friday night. State police said they stopped Lasecki‚??s vehicle after he swerved over the double-yellow center line and white outside line on Turkey Path Road at approximately 11 p.m. He showed signs of intoxication, arrested and charged with DUI, state police said.