Tamaqua man pleads to drunk driving count
A Tamaqua man was one of 10 people who were sentenced on criminal charges recently in Schuylkill County Curt after entering guilty pleas to the charges.
President Judge William E. Baldwin sentenced the following:
Robert Paul Pfeil, 49, of 68 Bowe St. Tamaqua, pleaded guilty to two counts of driving under the influence (DUI) and one was sentenced to serve 144 days to one year in the county prison, pay $2,000 in fines, pay $600 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $150 to Catastrophe fund, $100 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, and $120 to Schuylkill Medical Center. Pfeil also was ordered to undergo intensive outpatient substance abuse counseling. He received credit for serving 143 days in prison and after completing his minimum sentence was released on probaton. His sentence was effective March 18.
He also was sentenced on charges of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person and was ordered to pay $50 to CJEA fund. Pfeil was cited on the DUI charges by Patrolman Tito Loor-Lopez, Tamaqua police, on Feb. 14, 2009, and by Trooper Michael J. Van Buskirt in July 2008. The simple assault charge was filed by Pottsville police.
Robert Lee Harris, 19, Shenandoah, on a charge of robbery at knife point of Brandon Fowler on a Shenandoah street on Oct. 30, 2008, was sentenced to serve three to six years in a state correctional facility. He was ordered to surrender himself to the sheriff's department Monday, April 19, at 9 a.m. to be transferred to a state facility. He was released on bail under certain conditions: He must contact the probation department at least by phone daily; subject to random checks with restricted travel conditions that limit his travel to work and the doctor's office and he must pay $50 to the CJEA fund. He received credit for 210 days spent in the county prison. He was cited by Shenandoah police.
Tracy Leigh Fuehrer, 35, Mahanoy City, on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance was sentenced to serve six to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving 20 days. His sentence begins Wednesday, March 31, at 9 a.m. He also must pay $100 to SAE fund, make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Lab and $40 to Schuylill County Drug Task Force. Fueher was cited by the task force on Dec. 12, 2007. He had entered a guilty plea to the charge last Dec. 11, 2009.
Garrett Thomas Peck, 22, Hazleton, on a DUI charge, began a five day sentence in the county prison last Friday and when he completed his minimum sentence was released on probation for six months, pay a fine of $300, pay $100 to SAE fund, and $50 to CJEA fund. Peck also was ordered to undergo outpatient counseling. He received credit for spending 63 days and 28 days inpatient facilities.
On a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended was fined $2,500, exceeding the maximum speed fined $82.50 and failing to wear a seat belt fined $25 plus costs. He was cited by Trooper Scott Grochowski when stopped on Interstate 81 in West Mahanoy Township on Nov. 27, 2008.
Troy Warren Seel, 36, Walnutport, on a charge of DUI was sentenced to serve 48 hours to six months in the county prison beginning Wednesday, March 24, at 9 a.m., pay a fine of $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund and $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center. Seel was cited in Shenandoah on Dec. 26, 2008.
Maurice Jevon Oates, 31, Bethlehem, was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison but was given credit for spending 31 days in an inpatient facility and was released on probation, pay a fine of $725, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center.
On a charge of driving without a license was fined $200, violating a red traffic signal fined $25 and violating restrictions on carrying an open alcohol container in his vehicle fined $25 plus $150 in costs. Oakes was cited by Patrolman Richard Pugh, Pottsville police, on Feb. 13, 2009.
Enrique Ortiz Jr., 40, Girardville, on a DUI charge was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison. He was ordered to report to prison on Thursday, April 22, at 6 p.m. until Apirl 25 at 6 p.m. and then from 6 p.m. Friday, May 7, to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 9. He also was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center.
On a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended was fined $500 and careless driving fined $25 plus $100 costs. He also must serve 48 hours to six months confinement consecutive to the DUI charge on the license charge.
Heather M. Arias-Maravilla, 33, Mahanoy City, on a DUI charge was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison but received credit for 36 days spent in jail and released on probation. Other conditions include to pay a fine $1,000, pay $300 to SAE fund, and $50 to CJEA fund. On a charge of careless driving fined $25 plus $50 costs. She was cited by Patrolman Michael Dissinger, Mahanoy City police, on Nov. 27, 2008.
Jennifer Ost, 32, Pottsville, on a DUI charge was sentenced to serve 48 hours to six months in the county prison. She is to report to the prison warden on Friday, March 26, at 5 p.m. and when she completes her minimum sentence is to be released on parole. She also must pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, and enroll in Group Intervention Class. Ost was cited by Patrolman Eugene M. Yourey, Pottsville police, on Nov. 7, 2008.
Judge Stine sentence
Edward Kawon Davis, 31, Mount Carmel, on a charge of careless driving in Lost Creek , West Mahanoy Township, on Dec. 14, 2008, was fined $25 and costs and pay $50 to CJEA fund by Judge D. Michael Stine. A charge of DUI of drugs was dismissed. Davis was cited by Patrolman Raymond Tonkinson, West Mahanoy police.
All defendants must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.