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Laurel police chief stops alleged drunk driver
Laurel police chief stops alleged drunk driver

Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin discovered more than he had bargained for when he stopped to help a driver with a flat tire Monday morning.  In talking to the driver, 28-year-old Thang La Khual, McLaughlin noticed the man had a strong smell of alcohol on his breath, police said.  McLaughlin called for back-up, and a police car was sent to join him at the intersection of Route 198 and Route 197, according to police.  Police said McLaughlin became more suspicious when Khual, of Laurel, handed him a temporary driver's license, which, according to the chief, is typically given to suspected drunk drivers before their cases are adjudicated.  Police...

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