Two drunk drivers sentenced to jail
Two defendants in pending driving under the influence (DUI) cases were sentenced to Carbon County prison terms on Thursday.
Judge Steven R. Serfass imposed the sentences on the following:
Shannon Rae Arndt, 44, of Palmerton, was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in prison on her second current conviction and third overall. She was arrested on Aug. 20, 2009, along Mauch Chunk Road in Palmerton. Police responded to the area of a report of an accident. Upon arrival police found that Arndt had driven her vehicle onto a concrete parking block. Given a test, the result was .25BAC. She entered a guilty plea to the charge in February
Serfass also ordered her to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, pay a fine of $1,500 and costs, and her license was suspended for 18 months.
She will serve the first 30 days in prison and the remaining 60 in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) with electronic monitoring. On a summary charge of driver's required to be licensed, she was fined $200 and costs.
She will begin the jail term on Monday, April 12, at 9 a.m. and was granted work release privileges.
Jay R. Bullock, 34, of Pocono Lake, was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in prison. He was arrested in Kidder Township on Aug. 10, 2009, along SR40 after being observed driving erratically. He entered the plea prior to sentencing.
Bullock was on parole on a prior DUI conviction in Monroe County and had the parole revoked and was resentenced to the county prison in Snydersville. He is currently serving the sentence with the minimum running to May 21.
Serfass also ordered Bullock to pay a fine of $1,500 and court costs, get a D&A evaluatin, license suspended for 18 months, and render three hours of community service per month while on parole.
Serfass denied a request to have the Carbon term run concurrent with the Monroe sentence and said it would be consecutive.
Each defendant must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole.