Man in skeleton mask leads police to DUI, drug suspect

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A report of a man wearing a skeleton mask Sunday night in Lower Macungie Township led police to another man who allegedly was driving under the influence and had drugs in his car, according to court records.

State police were dispatched at 11:18 p.m. to Watermill Drive and Jarrett Farm Road after residents saw someone in the area wearing a trench coat and a skeleton mask.

 When troopers arrived, they saw the masked man walking with another man they knew as Bryan L. Rotenberger, 37, of Emmaus, records show. Police were aware that Rotenberger had his driver’s license suspended on a past drunken-driving arrest, so they stopped him when he started to drive away, police said.

Rotenberger had bloodshot and glassy eyes when he was stopped and police could smell marijuana in his car, records show. Police found drug paraphernalia in the car, along with methamphetamine and prescription pills, court records show.

He failed field-sobriety tests and told police he had smoked marijuana about two hours before he had been stopped, records show.

Rotenberger was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and careless driving.

He was arraigned by District Judge Tom Creighton and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $30,000 bail.

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