Three defendants in pending criminal matters were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders on Thursday in the county court.
If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if a person fails to complete it or they 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.
The three were placed by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II. They were:
Timothy Boyle, 48, of Jim Thorpe, was placed for a year on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). He was arrested on Dec. 23, 2010, along Blakeslee Blvd. Drive East, in Mahoning Township. Given a test, the result was .16BAC.
He was ordered to pay $450 for the cost of the program, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and his license was suspended for 60 days.
Efrain Guzman, 34, of Palmerton, was placed for a year on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Feb. 5 along Franklin Avenue in Palmerton. Given a test, the result was .15BAC.
He was ordered to pay $400 for the cost of the program, get a D&A evaluation, render three hours of community service per month while in the program, and license suspended for 60 days.
Sherree Ann Harvan, 54, of Jim Thorpe, was placed for a year on a charge of aggravated assault. She was charged for an incident on March 13 in the area of 1 Broadway with Officer Leo Clements the listed victim.
She was ordered to pay $350 for the cost of the program, get a D&A evaluation and render 15 hours of community service.
Each defendant must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.