Loaded firearms found with intoxicated man
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JACKSON TWP. Township police arrested a Dallas man they say was intoxicated inside a truck that contained firearms, ammunition and beer on Tuesday.
Police said they found three loaded handguns and an unloaded handgun inside a Dodge truck occupied by Donald Joseph Scavone, 25, of Meeker Outlet Road.
Scavone does not have a conceal weapons permit to possess the handguns, police said.
Scavone was arraigned Wednesday in Luzerne County Central Court on three counts of firearms not to be carried without a permit and two counts of driving under the influence. He was released without bail.
Scavone was found slumped over the steering wheel and had trouble waking up.
When Scavone exited the vehicle, police noticed an open can of beer in the center cup holder.
Police said Scavone reeked of an alcoholic beverage and had to lean against the truck to maintain his balance, the complaint says.
Scavone allegedly told police he consumed two beers.
## ## Full and empty beer cans were found inside the truck, police said.
Police searched the truck allegedly finding two loaded handguns under the driver seat, an unloaded handgun under the passenger seat and a loaded handgun inside the center console. Ammunition was also found under the passenger seat.
Scavone told police he was searching for his girlfriend at several taverns and was on his way to a friend house, the complaint says.
Police said in the complaint a breath test showed Scavone had an alcohol level of 0.163%.
TRUCKSVILLE Fire And Ice was only closed for 10 days as its new owner, Rob Friedman, renovated it, but those 10 days were enough to drastically rejuvenate the venue already good looks.
The bar and restaurant has been a Back Mountain staple for years, but now it been added to Friedman growing repertoire of hospitality properties. On Friday night, the restaurateur officially held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand re opening.
place has such a rich history, Friedman said to those gathered in attendance, over sized scissors in hand before the ribbon cutting. we hope to make it better. to Friedman, some of the improvements that are being brought to Fire And Ice include a brand new menu, intricate stained glass windows, a new bar area and even a new happy hour.
Friedman said he employed a small team of local contractors who he said did work in the 10 days the restaurant was closed in order to wrap the renovations up as quickly as possible.
And while Friedman said it was important to freshen up the space, it was also important to keep it original.