DUI. Warren-based state police said they stopped Victor Merritt, 34, West Hickory, for a traffic violation on Jan. 11 at 8:51 p.m. at the intersection of Tidioute Creek Road and Buckley Road. Police found Merritt to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the stop. Police said Merritt was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to Warren for processing. Police said charges against Merritt include two counts of DUI, careless driving, and other summary traffic violations. Charges will be filed with District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth's office.