Eleven first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

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

All were placed for a year.

Richard L. Bower, 25, of Nesquehoning, was placed on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). He was arrested on May 12 along Catawissa St., in Nesquehoning. Given a test, the result was .15BAC.

He was assessed $400 for the program and ordered to get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Scott Elliott Cousins, 28, of White Haven, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on April 14 along Interstate 80 in Kidder Township by township police. Given a test, the result was 18BAC.

He was assessed $450 for the program and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 60 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Kelly Gray, 22, of Lansford, was placed on a charge of unlawful use of a computer and related counts. She was arrested on Sept. 25, 2010, by Summit Hill police for an incident in which Lauren Cormier is the listed victim.

She was assessed $350, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Khristina J. Jones, 21, of Summit Hill, was placed on the same charges as Gray and is a companion case.

She was assessed $350, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Lynzi Marie Johnson, 19, of Slatington, was placed on a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana. She was arrested on May 28 by Nesquehoning police along SR209 at Cemetery Road.

She was assessed $350, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Edward M. Lavish, 49, of Townsend, Md., was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on June 10 along SR534 in Kidder Township. Given a test, the result was .10BAC.

He was assessed $400, and had his license suspended for 30 days, and ordered to render 50 hours of community service.

Tanya L. Mack, 40, of Slatedale, was placed on a identity theft charge. She was arrested by Palmerton police for an incident on May 27 with Jennifer Muffley the listed victim.

She was assessed $350, and ordered to rend 50 hours of community service.

Matthew Nace, 27, of Tamaqua, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on March 25 along White Bear Drive in Summit Hill. Given a test, the result was .15BAC.

He was assessed $400, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 30 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Harley James Paluch, 20, of White Haven, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Feb. 26 along Main St., in Weatherly. Given a test, the result was .07BAC.

He was assessed $350, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 90 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Jacob Alan Stauffer, 20, of Lehighton, was placed on a DUI charge. He was arrested on April 15 along Lauchnor Rd., inn East Penn Township, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .12BAC.

He was assessed $400, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, license suspended for 90 days, and render 50 hours of community service.

Samamtha Wilson, 21, of Lehighton, was placed on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested on March 31 along W. Columbus Ave., in Nesquehoning. The drug involved was listed as cocaine in the police report.

She was assessed $350, and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

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