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BUTLER TWP. – Police on Sunday reported the following:


• Chad Smith, 31, of West Butler Drive, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence in connection with a traffic violation on April 22. He ran a red light at the intersection of Hunter Highway and Butler Drive and was seen weaving on the roadway. A records' check showed his vehicle registration expired. He consented to a blood alcohol test that was 0.264 percent. An adult driver in Pennsylvania is considered intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent. Smith has a prior DUI offense.


• Ronald Sartno Jr., 37, of Hazleton, was charged with driving under the influence and related offenses. Police said Sartno was traveling at more than 70 mph when he passed a vehicle on the North Hunter Highway on April 24. He was later stopped and showed signs of intoxication, police said.


A strong odor of marijuana was noticeable in his vehicle, but he refused to give police permission to search it. Police said they found a pipe used to smoke marijuana in the vehicle. Sartno had a blood alcohol content of 0.239 percent and marijuana also was detected in his system.


He was charged with three counts of driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.


• James Lockwood, 21, of Sugarloaf, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence in connection with a crash on May 10. Lockwood lost control of his pickup truck and rolled over three times near the intersection of West Foothills Drive and Tyler Drive. Lockwood was not injured. Tests showed his blood alcohol content was 0.178 percent.


• Matthew D. Martuscelli, 20, of High Meadow Drive, was charged with three counts of driving under the influence and underage drinking. His vehicle was traveling at 57 miles an hour in a posted 35 mile per hour PPL work zone on the North Hunter Highway on May 20. Test showed his blood alcohol content was 0.165 percent. A driver under 21 is considered intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.02 percent


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