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August 23. 2013 8:37AM

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PLAINS TWP. — A Dunmore man was arraigned Wednesday on evidence of drunken driving while operating a motorcycle and listening to music with headphones.

Bryant Titus, 26, of North Irving Place, was charged by Laflin police with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest, four counts of failing to stop at red traffic signal, and one count each of fleeing or attempting to elude capture, reckless driving, speeding, driving an unregistered vehicle, operating a vehicle without insurance, use of headphones while operating a vehicle, and two vehicle violations.

He was arraigned by District Judge Diana Malast and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint:

Laflin police conducting enforcement on state Route 315 tried to stop a motorcycle driven by Titus on Aug. 4.

Titus initiated a pursuit passing through red traffic signals. He was boxed in by Laflin police and state police on Laurel Run Road, where he was forced to stop.

Police allege Titus was wearing ear-buds listening to music while operating the motorcycle.

Titus struggled with officers and troopers when he was arrested. He banged his head off a cruiser window and was taken to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a blood alcohol test.

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