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West Hazleton man arrested after crash

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — 36-year-old West Hazleton man Hector Ramon Suarez De Jesus was arrested after allegedly crashing into a utility pole with his car while intoxicated, fleeing the scene and later allegedly assaulting an officer while being arrested.

A female passenger who also fled the scene has not been identified or charged with a crime at this time.

He is facing multiple charges related to reckless driving, assault and driving while intoxicated. He has been transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.

I-80 EB Closed at Mifflinville

Update: All lanes are now open on I-80 eastbound at mile 249 in Luzerne County.

Update 18:25: The right lane is now open on I-80 eastbound at mile 249 in Luzerne County. The left lane remains closed for cleanup.

Motorists are advised that Interstate 80 eastbound is closed at the Mifflinville exit in Columbia County due to a vehicle crash at mile 249 in Luzerne County.

A detour is in place using Exit 242 (Mifflinville) and Route 93.

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