Despite the heavy penalties the arrests for drunken driving is not decreasing despite stiff fines imposed.

Of 44 persons who were qualified by District Attorney James P. Goodman for the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program recently in Schuylkill County court, 33 were charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

President Judge William E. Baldwin accepted them into the program and if they successfully complete the sentence imposed they can clear their records. All were placed in the program for a year, except were noted:

James Joseph Gatens, 57, of 320 Arlington St., Tamaqua, DUI, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education fund (SAE), $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, perform 10 hours of community service and driver's license is suspended 30 days. On a charge of limitations on driving on left side of roadway was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Gatens was cited by Patrolman Thomas Duarte, Tamaqua police.

Samantha D. Drum, 34. of 139 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service and license is suspended 60 days. Drum was cited by Patrolman Charles Blesse, Coaldale police.

David Jason Baddick, 20, of 34 Silver Creek Road, New Philadelphia, DUI, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours of community service and license is suspended 60 days. On a charge of careless driving fined $25 plus $50 costs. Baddick was cited by Sgt. William DeWald, Pottsville police.

Michael John Minrod Jr., 22, of 179 Valley Street, New Philadelphia, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours of community service and license is suspended 60 days. On a charge of failing to have lights on during required period was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Minrod was cited by Patrolman Brian W. Kotzmoyer, Pottsville police.

Bruce D. Pascavage, 37, Mahanoy City, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, perform 10 hours of community service and license is suspended 60 days. On two counts of being involved in an accident by striking two parked cars was fined $300 plus $50 costs and must make restitution of $9,679.75 to Travelers Insurance Company; $1,556 to Keith Madera and $291.32 to Joseph Dowd. Mahanoy City.

Manaf Affour, 20, Auburn, possession of a small amount of marijuana, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $350 fee to defray cost of the ARD program, and make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. Affour was cited by Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner, Schuylkill Haven police.

William Walter Kimmel Jr., 19, Branchdale, Branch Township, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, perform 10 hours community service, enroll in Group Intervention Program and license suspended 60 days. On the charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Kimmel was cited by Trooper John D. Powis when stopped on Cressona Road.

Lisa M. Klare, 30, Minersville, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service and license is suspended 30 days. On a charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic fined $25 and $50 costs. Klare was cited by Trooper Thomas Horning when stopped in Pottsville.

Travis J. Levan, 28, Pine Grove, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Lab, perform 10 hours of community service and license is suspended 60 days. Travis was cited by Patrolman Dennis Levan, Pine Grove police.

Francis Steven Vilcheck, 29, Pottsville, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA Fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Lab, perform 10 hours community service, undergo a mental health evaluation and license is suspended 60 days. Vilcheck was cited by Patrolman Richard J. Pugh, Pottsville police.

Corey Richard Zimmerman, 29, Pine Grove, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours of community service and license suspended 30 days. On the charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Zimmerman was cited by Trooper David Bearm on Spittler Road in Pine Grove Township.

Parthasarathy Diwakar Aduri, 36, Reading, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, perform 10 hours of community service and license suspended 60 days. On a charge of failing to wear seat belt fined $10 plus $50 costs. Aduri was cited by Sgt. Beau Yarmush, Hegins Township police.

John D. Kershitsky Jr., 32, Frackville, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA Fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend Group Intervention Classes, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Justin Anthony Pasinski, 19, Shenandoah, corruption of minors and unauthorized use of motor vehicle, assessed $350 for ARD program and $50 to CJEA fund. Pasinski was cited by Officer Michelle Ashman, Frackville police.

Leigh Ann Adams, 37, Pine Grove, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $500 ARD assessment, perform 10 hours of community service and license is suspended 30 days. On a charge of failing to have proper lighting requirements on vehicle was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Adams was cited by Corporal Jeffrey Futchko, Pine Grove police.

Anthony Robert Ballance, Pottsville, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. On a charge of failing to have a driver's license was fined $200 plus $50 costs. Ballance was cited in Frackville by state trooper Cpl. Reynold O. Wagner.

Shirley A. Bickleman, 52, Saint Clair, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, undergo intensive outpatient treatment, perform 10 hours of community service and license suspended 60 days. On a charge colliding with a parked car was fined $25 plus $50 costs and ordered to continue with mental health counseling. Bickleman was cited by Chief Jon Bowman, Port Carbon police.

Melanie Ann Grady, 27, Girardville, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, enroll in Group Intervention Program, perform 10 hours community service and license was suspended 60 days. Grady was cited by Patrolman Jason Hayes, Shenandoah police.

Karl Henry Lucas, 37, Minersville, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, perform 10 hours of community service and license suspended 60 days. On a charge of failing to drive on right-side-of-road was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Lucas was cited by Cpl. Jeffrey Futchko, Pine Grove police.

Jeffrey Edward Smith, 51, Ashland, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Smith was cited by Patrolman Raymond Horan, Butler Township police.

Ceola Yvette Ballard, 39, Saint Clair, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. Ballard was cited by Patrolman Kenneth Jacoby, Schuylkill Haven police.

Barry Lee Miller, 43, Orwigsburg, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Lab, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. Miller was cited by Patrolman Kenneth Jacoby, Schuylkill Haven police.

Leonard Pryzbylik, 57, Mahanoy Plane, Mahanoy Township, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. Pryzbylik was cited by Patrolman Frank DiMarco, Saint Clair police.

Nathanial James Roberts, 34, Hazleton, disorderly conduct and failure to disperse when ordered by Pottsville Patrolman Paul Olson, Pottsville, assessed $350 for ARD program and pay $50 to CJEA fund.

Dawn Marie Bolinsky, 48, Ashland, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, enroll in Chemical Dependency Class, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. On a charge of failing to drive on road laned for traffic fined $25 plus $50 costs. Bolinsky was cited by Patrolman Michael O'Neill, Ashland police.

Lindsi Anne Miller, 20, Pottsville, simple assault on Tonilee Zawaski, Pottsville, pay $350 to ARD program and pay $50 to CJEA fund. Miller was cited by Sargent John Morrow, Pottsville police.

Jason L. Brown, 22, Pottsville, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days. Brown was cited by Trooper Thomas Hornung when stopped on SR61 in North Manheim Township.

Virginia Kelly, 67, Minersville, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Kelly was cited by Patrolman Eugene M. Yourey, Pottsville police.

Michael John Sincovich, 39, Pottsville, possession of a small amount of marijuana, pay $350 to defray cost of ARD program, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund and make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab.

Brittany April Bush, 21, Minersville, selling or furnishing alcohol beverages to minors, pay $350 for the ARD program and $50 to CJEA fund. Bush was cited by Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner, Schuylkill Haven police.

Stacey Lynn Dahlgren, 46, Saint Clair, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service, undergo outpatient counseling and license suspended 60 days. Dahlgren was cited by Patrolman Joseph J. Leskin, Saint Clair police.

Randy Lee Jones, 23, Mahanoy City, criminal conspiracy and theft of tools from a storage shed owned by Lewis Jordan, Shenandoah, located off the Burma Road in Blythe Township, pay $350 to ARD program, $50 to CJEA fund. On a charge of criminal mischief to the locker mechanism, pay a fine of $50 and costs. Jones was cited by Trooper James Cuttitta.

Jerome Daniel Kokitus, 48, Landingville, possession of a controlled substance in his home ordered to pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $350 fee for the ARD program and make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. Kokitus was cited by the county drug task force.

Eli Dannecker, 24, Bethlehem, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Dannecker was cited by Officer Melissa Johnson, West Penn Township police.

Ashley Marie Deeter, 29, Mount Carmel, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Lab, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 90 days. Deeter was cited by Chief Anthony Kulkinski, Cass/Foster townships police.

Damien Peter Karkanica, 26, Orwigsburg, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours of community service and license suspended 60 days. Karkanica was cited by Trooper Robert Oakley in Deer Lake.

Tessie Ann Harding, 32, Pottsville, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, enroll in Group Intervention Program, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. On the charge of failing to drive on right side of roadway fined $25 plus $50 costs. Harding was cited by Patrolman Richard J. Pugh, Pottsville police.

Joshua Sulick, 20, Wilburton, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours of community service and license suspended 90 days. Sulick was cited in Girardville by Trooper Michael Marinchak.

Francis Joseph Gaughan, 43, Lost Creek, West Mahanoy Township, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, undergo intensive outpatient counseling, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. Gaughan was cited by Chief Matthew Nestor, Shenandoah police.

Angella Randazzo, 21, Minersville, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, undergo outpatient substance abuse counseling, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 90 days. On a charge of windshield obstruction was fined $25 plus $50 costs.

Amy Beth Dennis, 44, Pottsville, DUI, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, undergo intensive outpatient treatment, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. On the charge of careless driving fined $25 plus $50 costs. Dennis was cited by Trooper Arthur Wink when stopped on SR209.

Ashley Kaye Jones, 19, Hamburg, DUI, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, undergo outpatient counseling, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 90 days. On the charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic fined $25 plus $50 costs. Jones was cited by Trooper Mark F. Baron on SR61 in North Manheim Township.

Daniel Robert Maidenford, 33, Pottsville, endangering welfare of children, pay $350 to ARD program and $50 to CJEA fund. Maidenford was cited by Patrolman Eugene M. Yourey, Pottsville police.

Natasha Nichole Nester, 20, Pottsville, recklessly endangering another person who resides along Sweet Arrow Road, Washington Township, pay $350 to ARD program, $50 to CJEA fund and make restitution of $1,411.64 to State Farm Insurance Company. Nester was cited by Trooper Eric Reber.

Each person placed must also pay a $50 monthly supervision fee while in the program.