Seven first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Thursday by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

If a person successfully completes the program their record his wiped clean. However, if they fail to 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.

All were placed for a year by Serfass.

Tara L. Becker, 25, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). She was arrested on Sept. 18, 2011, along Bridge St. in Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

She was ordered to pay $400 for the program, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and her license was suspended for 30 days.

Mary Gasker, 30, of Jim Thorpe, was placed on a DUI charge. She was arrested on Sept. 25, 2011, along Flagstaff Road, in Mahoning Township. Given a test, the result was .15BAC.

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

Natalie Sue Lupini, 22, of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, was placed on a charge of persistent disorderly conduct. She was arrested on Nov. 24, 2011, by Jim Thorpe police for an incident along Susquehanna St.

She was ordered to pay $350 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, and render 15 hours of community service.

Ariane Mika, 28, of Weissport, was placed on a charge of theft of property lost. Mika was arrested on June 4, 2011, by Mahoning Township police for an incident at the Walmart store.

Mika was ordered to pay $350 for the program, and get a D&A evaluation.

Deborah Ann Rehrig, 47, of Weissport, was placed on a charge of theft of property lost. She was arrested along with Mika for the same incident.

She was ordered to pay $350 for the program, and render 15 hours of community service.

Robert Anthony Salerno, 20, of Albrightsville, was placed on a charge of DUI as a minor. He was arrested on May 9, 2011, along First St., in Mahoning Township. Given a test, the result was .09BAC.

He was ordered to pay $350 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, render 10 hours of community service, and his license suspended for 90 days.

George Strohl III, 26, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of terroristic threats. He was arrested on Dec. 11, 2011, by Lehighton police for an incident at the Exxon station on Blakeslee Blvd. and involving Samantha Wentz as the victim.

He was ordered to pay $350 for the program, render three hours of community service per month while in the program, and have no contact with the victim.

Each person placed must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.