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Albrightsville man sentenced to jail on four DUI charges

Published July 13. 2010 05:00PM

An Albrightsville resident was sentenced to jail terms on four driving under the influence (DUI) and driving under suspension-DUI related charges.

Harris Ellis Shive, 43, pleaded guilty to the charges on Jan. 8 but then failed to show for his sentencing proceeding. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest and he was recently picked up and lodged in the county prison.

Shive pleaded to the following incidents. On May 16, 2004, along Fairyland Rd., in Franklin Township, with a test result of .21BAC; July 7, 2004, also along Fairyland Rd., with a test result of .27BAC; on April 6, 2007, along SR903 in Penn Forest Twp., with test result of .25BAC; and on April 9, 2009, along SR209 in Nesquehoning, with test result of .23BAC.

Senior Judge Richard W. Webb sentenced him as follows:

On the first DUI to serve five days to six months in prison, a fine of $300; DUI suspension 60 days, $500 fine and one year license suspension; Second DUI, 10 days to one year, fine of $500, one year license suspension; DUI suspension, 60 days in jail, $500 fine and one year license suspension. The DUI jail term runs concurrent with the first but suspension terms run consecutive. Third DUI, 10 days to one year, $500 fine, one year license suspension; DUI suspension, 60 days, $500 fine and one year license suspension. DUI charge concurrent to others, suspension consecutive. Fourth DUI, 90 days to five years in jail, $1,500 fine, 18 months license suspension; DUI suspension, 60 days in jail, $500 fine and one year license suspension. Sentences consecutive to others and all license suspensions are consecutive.

Also, he was ordered to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, pay court costs and a $50 per month supervsion fee while on probation or parole.

He was granted work release privileges.

ARD placement

Keshia Lee Kiddish, 19, of Weatherly, was placed in the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders for a year on a charge of unauthorized use of an automobile. She was arrested on March 8 for taking the car of her mother, Michelle Lee Kiddish, without permission.

She was ordered to pay $350 and costs for the operation of the program, and a $50 per month supervision fee.

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