Six persons charged with driving under the influence (DUI), were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders on Tuesday by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is 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.

Those placed were:

Dominica Ayala, 48, of Whitehall, was arrested on June 12, 2010, along SR1003 in Kidder Township. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

She was placed for a year and ordered to pay $400 for the cost of the program, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, render 20 hours of community service and her license was suspended for 30 days.

John P. Basso, 31, of Pocono Lake, was arrested on Oct. 2, 2010, along SR209 in Nesquehoning. Given a test, the result was .13BAC.

He was placed for a year and ordered to pay $400 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, render 13 hours of community service and license suspended for 30 days.

Dustin R. Hill, 21, of Tamaqua, was arrested on Aug. 25, 2010, along SR54 in Nesquehoning. Given a test, the result revealed the presence of controlled substances in his system.

He was placed for a year and ordered to pay $450 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, render 20 hours of community service and license suspended for 60 days.

Michael Paul Leonzi, 23, of Summit Hill, was arrested on Aug. 1, 2010, along Amidon St., in Summit Hill. Given a test, the result was .11BAC.

He was placed for a year and ordered to pay $400 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, render 12 hours of community service and license suspended for 30 days.

Anthony R. Parissi, 29, of Philadelphia, was arrested on Aug. 15, 2010, along SR1003 in Kidder Township. He refused a test and will lose his license for a year for the refusal.

He was placed for a year and ordered to pay $450 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, render 20 hours of community service and license suspended for 60 days.

David J. Shuliga, 20, of Hazleton, was arrested on Sept. 11, 2010, along Berwick St., in Beaver Meadows. Given a test, the result showed the presence of controlled substances in his system.

He was placed for 18 months and ordered to pay $400 for the program, get a D&A evaluation, render three hours of community service per month while in the program and license suspended for 90 days.

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