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Reading Man Facing DUI, Heroin Charges After Ham Blvd. Traffic Stop

State police say two passengers, also from Reading, facing underage drinking charges.


A Reading man could face "numerous charges," including drunken driving, possession of heroin and driving with a suspended license, following a traffic stop Thursday night at Hamilton Boulevard east of Cedar Crest Boulevard in the township.

Meanwhile, the vehicle's two passengers are facing underage drinking charges, a state police fax says.

The fax also says:

The vehicle, driven by Tyree Allen Farley, 20, was stopped around 11:52pm after police noticed it left its lane of travel "about three times" as it was northbound on Hamilton Boulevard.

Police found Farley was driving with a suspended license and showed signs of being drunk. He was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving.

Farley also was found to be concealing a small bag of heroin in his possession and further tampered with the drugs by concealing it while in a police cruiser.

The passengers -- Gilbert P. Santa Jr., 20, and Michael Anthony Echavarria, 19, both of Reading, are facing underage drinking charges.

Farley is facing "numerous charges" pending the results of a blood-alcohol test done at Lehigh County Prison.





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