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Cherry presides at ARD court
Friday, December 28, 2012
Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry presided over a session of accelerated rehabilitative disposition court Dec. 18. ARD is a period of probation in which the defendant does not plead guilty and must comply with certain conditions of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, charges may be dismissed.
The following defendants were accepted in the program on the charge of driving under the influence. Each were ordered to pay $650 in costs of the program, serve six months' probation under the supervision of the Clearfield County Department of Probation Services, complete the DUI School, refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any places that serve alcohol and complete community service based on their blood alcohol content. Those with a BAC of .15 and below were ordered to serve 30 hours of community service and received a 30-day license suspension, while those with a .16 BAC and above were ordered to serve 60 hours of community service and received a 60-day license suspension. Minors received a 90-day license suspension and 90 hours of community service, while those below a .10 received 20 hours of community service and no license suspension.
The following people received a 60-day license suspension and are to perform 60 hours of community service.
  • Andrew G. Keeley, 61, 1141 Deleware Lane, Downington. On summary offenses of driving on roadways laned for traffic and careless driving, he received a $35 fine on each charge.
  • Cody M. Howell, 24, 433 Locust St., Curwensville. On summary offenses of driving on right side of roadway and driving on roadways laned for traffic, he received a $35 fine on each charge.
  • Tracy L. Odell, 47, 18 Patty Lane, Curwensville. On summary offenses of driving on right side of roadway and careless driving, she received a $35 fine on each charge.
    The following people received a 30-day license suspension and are to perform 30 hours of community service.
  • James R. Hopkins, 33, 24 Good St., Curwensville. On a summary offense of careless driving, he received a $35 fine.
  • Larry M. Brown, 57, 225 Seventh St., Philipsburg. On a summary offense of driving on roadways laned for traffic, he received a $35 fine. On separate charges of fleeing/attempting to elude police and recklessly endangering another person, he pleaded guilty and was placed on two years' consecutive probation.
    He was fined $550, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, and attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer.
  • Brenda L. Wilt, 50, 3669 Lumber City Highway, Curwensville. On a summary offense of driving on roadways laned for traffic, she received a $35 fine.
  • Shelia M. Wingate, 28, 80 Serenity Lane, West Decatur. On a summary offense of driving on roadways laned for traffic, she received a $35 fine.

 


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