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Harold J. Benjamin, 72, of Addison, N.Y. was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, failure to follow maximum speed limits and careless driving following a traffic stop on U.S. 15 in Richmond Township Feb. 8. Upon making contact with Benjamin police detected the odor of alcohol. Police then conducted the horizontal gaze nystagmus followed by a preliminary breath test which indicated positive for the presence of alcohol. At the Pennsylvania State Police station, police obtained two more breath samples both of which tested positive for alcohol at .122% and .123%. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 15.

Christopher A. Smith, 47, of Blossburg was charged with simple assault and harassment following a reported domestic incident in Blossburg March 14. Upon investigation police determined Smith and the accuser had engaged in a verbal and physical altercation. Smith was arrested and placed in custody for domestic violence. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 18.