Scranton man given jail time for police chase on turnpike
A Lackawanna County man was given a prison term on Thursday in Carbon County court after pleading guilty to fleeing and eluding police. He was one of four defendants in pending criminal cases to enter a guilty plea before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.
Daniel B. Sutton, 43, of Scranton, pleaded guilty for an incident that occurred along the northeast extension of the turnpike that began in Penn Forest Township. He also pleaded to three motor vehicle code summary offenses. He fled officers but was stopped by troopers a short distance later.
Nanovic sentenced him to serve three to 12 months in prison followed by one year of probation. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $1,000. On the three summary offenses he was fined a total of $212.50.
He will begin the jail term on Monday, Oct. 25, at noon and was made eligible for the re-entry program.
Other defendants who entered pleas included:
Kevin John Ball, 38, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded to one count of driving under the influence (DUI). He was arrested on April 22 along Second St., in Jim Thorpe. Given a test, the result was .29BAC.
Nanovic placed him on probation for six months and ordered he pay a fine of $300, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and render 10 hours of community service.
Floyd Bobst, 46, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on March 7 along Second St., in Lehighton. He refused a test and will lose his license for a year for the refusal.
Nanovic sentenced him to serve 72 hours to six months in jail, a fine of $1,500, one year license suspension, and get a D&A evaluation. On a summary offense of disorderly conduct he was fined $300. He will begin the jail term on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. and was given credit for one day spent in jail on the charge.
Daniel James Sabol, 30, of Emmaus, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on March 14 along Broadway, in Jim Thorpe, by state police. Given a test, the result was .12BAC.
Nanovic placed him on probation for six months and ordered he pay a fine of $300 and get a D&A evaluation.
Each defendant must pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.