Eight first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Thursday by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail complete the program, or are revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

Of the eight, seven were charged with driving under the influence (DUI). All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Patrick Michael Leaver, 19, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of corruption of minors. He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for an incident involving a 15-year-old female he allegedly made inappropriate contact with. Assistant District Attorney Jean A. Engler said the victim and her family agreed to the ARD placement.

Webb ordered he pay $350 for the cost of the program and render 15 hours of community service.

Those placed on DUI charges included:

Terry Allen Fisher, 29, of Lehighton, was arrested on Nov. 23, 2010, along SR903 in Penn Forest Township. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

Webb ordered he pay $450 for the program, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment and license suspended for 60 days.

John Frederick Kline, 53, of Jim Thorpe, was placed for six months and was arrested on Dec. 14, 2010, along SR903 in Penn Forest Township by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .11BAC.

He was ordered to pay $400 for the program, get a D&A evaluation and license suspended for 30 days.

Dakota Michael Krapf, 18, of Tamaqua, was arrested on Nov. 5, 2010, along White Bear Drive in Summit Hill. Given a test, the result was .08BAC.

Webb ordered he pay $350 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 90 days and render three hours of community service per month while in the program.

Gregory Alan Lazorick, 38, of Jim Thorpe, was arrested on Dec. 3, 2010, along Center St., in Jim Thorpe. A test revealed the presence of a controlled substance.

He was ordered to pay $450 for the cost of the program, get a D&A evaluation and license suspended for 60 days.

Fernando Sanchez, 21, of Hazleton, was arrested on Nov. 17, 2010, along Evergreen Rd., in Towamensing Township. Given a test, the result was .05BAC.

Webb ordered him to pay $450 for the program, get a D&A evaluation and license suspended for 90 days.

Travis Jon Shinsky, 37, of Palmerton, was arrested on Dec. 16, 2010, along Mauch Chunk Rd., in Palmerton, by state police. Given a test, the result was .12BAC.

He was ordered to pay $400 for the cost of the program, get a D&A evaluation and license suspended for 30 days.

James P. Whitsett, 59, of Bowmanstown, was arrested on Dec. 6, 2001, by state police along Fireline Road, in Towamensing Township. Given a test, the result was .08BAC.

Webb ordered him to pay $350 for the program and get a D&A evaluation.

Each defendant must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.