A Berks County man was sentenced Thursday in the county court to a short prison term followed by a long probation period in a special program.
Louis A. Nawrocki, 50, of Mohnton, was sentenced by Judge Joseph J. Matika to serve 48 hours in the county prison followed by five months and 28 days in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP). The first 28 days will include Nawrocki wearing a monitoring system. Nawrocki previously pleaded guilty to the charge.
He was also ordered to pay a fine of $750, license suspended for a year, pay court costs, which average about $1,000, render 25 hours of community service, and pay a $25 per month supervision fee while on probation.
Nawrocki was arrested on July 8, 2012, by state police at Lehighton along Route 209 during a sobriety checkpoint operation in Franklin Township. Nawrocki entered the checkpoint area and was found to be under the influence. He submitted to a blood test at the scene which showed a .10BAC.
He will begin the jail term at 5 p.m. on Feb. 28.