Four area residents were among 24 who were admitted by Judge D. Michael Stine into the Schuylkill County Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program after they were recommended by District Attorney James P. Goodman because this was their first criminal offense and it was of a non-violent nature.

At a session held Thursday Stine explained to the defendants what the ARD program involves and its end resolution. Only the district attorney can recommend but the court has the power to overrule if it finds that the party is not qualified to be admitted into the program. "You are not pleading guilty," Stine told them, "but are agreeing to carry out the terms fixed by the court in order to clear your name and expunge your criminal record."

Admitted into the program were the following. All were placed for a year:

Brian R. Dewire, 55, of 66 Holland St., Hometown, Rush Township, on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol was assessed $500 to defray the cost of the program, pay $100 to the Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, perform 10 hours of community service, receive intensive outpatient counseling and his driver's license is suspended 60 days. On a charge of disorderly conduct was fined $50 plus costs. Dewire was cited by Patroman Matthew Bynon, Tamaqua police, last April.

Glenn John Faust, 50, of 570 Pine Creek Drive, Barnesville, DUI, $500 assessment, $300 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service, 60 days license suspended and attend alcohol highway safe driving school. On a charge of failing to drive on the right side of the roadway was fined $25 and costs. Faust was cited by Trooper Arthur Wink Jr. on Manor Avenue in Rush Township last July 2. He was given a second chance by DA Goodman because he had failed to appear at the Dec. 22 date to be admitted in the program. He claimed his mother took ill several days before and he forgot the date.

Josita A. Hannen, 31, of 894 Center St., Sheppton, East Union Township, DUI, $500 assessment, $300 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, $60 Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school, outpatient counseling, 60 days license suspended. Hannen was cited by Patrolman Christopher Zubris, Mahanoy City police, last April 10.

Joshua Ronald Lienhard, 26, of 328 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, DUI, 1$500 assessment, $300 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school, 30 days license suspended. Lienhard was cited by Trooper Timothy Keating when stopped on SR1008 in Mahanoy Township last July 3.

Jeffrey Robert Krummert, 20, Philadelphia, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, $350 assessment, $50 CJEA fund, $113 Bethlehem Regional Lab and $100 SAE fund. Krummert was cited by Patrolman George Parnell, Butler Township police, last Aug. 8.

Michelle Anna Linnen, 30, Lemoyne, DUI, $500 assessment, $100 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving schoool and license suspended 30 days. Linnen was cited by Patrolman Raymond Horan, Butler Township police, last June 13.

Fidelio Alvarez, 29, Mifflinburg, DUI, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school, outpatient counseling, DUI intermediate program, license suspended 60 days. On a charge of careless driving fined $25 plus costs. Alvarez was cited by Patrolman William Horn, Schuylkill Haven police, last June 20.

Shirley A. .Bickleman, 51, Saint Clair, DUI, $500 assessment, $300 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, $60 Schuylkill Medical Center, alcohol highway safe driving school, intensive outpatient counseling,10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. On a charge of striking a parked car owned by Edward Schroding Jr., Pine Street, Port Carbon. Bickleman was cited by Chief Jon Bowman, Port Carbon police, last May 29.

Stephen Michael Carsto, 19, Coal Township, DUI, $500 assessment, $300 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, $60 Schuylklil Medical Center, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school, outpatient counseling, 90 days license suspension. On a charge of failing to drive at a safe speed was fined $25 plus costs. Carsto was cited by Sgt. Eric Vinskie, Butler Township police, last May 16.

Dylan Russell Cook, 21, Schuylkill Haven, DUI, $500 assessment, $100 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, $60 Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school, license suspended 30 days. On a charge of failing to drive at a safe speed fined $25 plus costs. Cook was cited by Cpl. Jeffrey Futchko, Pine Grove police.

Michael A. Coyle, 33, Frackville, DUI, $500 assessment, $300 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school, 60 days license suspended. Coyle was cited by Patrolman Anthony Kankowski, Frackville police, last Sept. 13.

Cheryl Rose Minnich, 41, Pine Grove, DUI, $500 assessment, $100 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school, license suspended 60 days. On a charge of disregarding traffic lane and failing to wear seat belt fined $25 each plus costs. Minnich was cited by Trooper Joseph Cazonie on School Street, Pine Grove Township, last May 29.

Joseph Christopher Shustack, 21, Shenandoah, DUI, assessed $500, $100 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community serfice, alcohol highway safe driving school, license suspended 90 days. Shustack was cited by Trooper Joseph Aponick on Walnut and Washington streets, Shenandoah, last Sept. 5.

Tyler Drum, 20, Tower City, criminal mischief, $350 assessment, $50 CJEA fund , restitution $1,220.12 and enroll in Anger Management Class. Drum was cited by Patrolman John Boyer, Tower City police, for damaging vehicle of Chasity Lynne Bohle last May 29.

Ronald C.Y. Lam, 24, Brooklyn, N.Y., DUI, $500 assessment, $100 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school and license suspended 60 days. Lam wa cited by Park Ranger James Rozetar in Locust Lake State Park last July 4. Lam failed to appear at the December hearing claiming he had no transportation, however, DA Goodman gave him a second chance.

Anthony William Gardner, 18, Philadelphia, involved in accident with an attended vehicle, $350 assessment and $50 CJEA fund. On a charge of a driver required to be licensed was fined $200 plus cost. Gardner was cited by Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner, Schuylkill Haven police, after striking the car driven by Bonnie J. Kerrigan last Sept. 11.

Jamie Michael Osatchuck, 35, Pottsville, DUI, $500 assessment, $100 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, alcohol save driving school, outpatient counseling, 60 days license suspension. Osatchuck was cited by Trooper Timothy Keating on Mount Laffee Road last Sept. 20.

Kelly J. Timko, 29, Pine Grove, DUI, $500 assessment, $100 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, alcohol highway safe driving school, 30 days license suspended. Timko was cited by Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner, Schuylkill Haven police, last Aug. 29.

Robert James Miller, 24, Schuylkill Haven, DUI, $500 assessment, $300 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, $60 Schuylkill Medical Center, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school, Group Intervention Program and license suspended 60 days. Miller was cited by Cpl. Dennis Wiederhold, Pottsville police, last June 12.

Eliana Janeth Serrano, 33, West Reading, DUI, $500 assessment, $300 SAE fund. $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school and license suspended 60 days. Serrano was cited by Patrolman Scott Davis, Orwigsburg police, last Aug. 1.

Lisa Marie Winfield, 41, Pottsville, theft of property, $350 assessment, $50 CJEA. Winfield was cited by Trooper William J. Luckenbill for theft of a camera at the Schuylkill Fair Grounds last Aug. 1.

Daniel Robert Ruggiero, 44, Pottsville, DUI, $500 assessment, $300 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, $113 Bethlehem Regional Lab, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school, substance abuse counseling, license suspended 60 days. Ruggiero was cited by Cpl. Mark O'Toole, Pottsville police, last April 18.

Charles J. Stack II, 25, Auburn, DUI, $500 assessment, $100 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school and license suspended 30 days. On a charge of failing to wear a seat belt was fined $10 plus costs. Stack was cited by Cpl. Fred H. Krute, state trooper, when stopped on Seven Stars Road in North Manheim Township last April 18.

Francis Anthony Wiscount III, 51, Hegins, DUI, $500 assessment, $100 SAE fund, $50 CJEA fund, 10 hours community service, alcohol highway safe driving school and license suspended 30 days. Wiscount was cited by Trooper Scott Coanshock on Belles Street, Tower City, last July 17.

All defendants must pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee.