Four drunk drivers sentenced to jail terms
Four persons who previously pleaded guilty in Carbon County court to driving under the influence (DUI) were sentenced on Monday to prison terms by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.
Webb imposed the mandatory sentenced required by state law on the following persons.
Troy Warren Seel, 37, of Walnutport, was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in prison for DUI and 90 days on driving under suspension-DUI related. The prison terms run concurrently.
Seel was arrested on Nov. 17, 2010, along Mauch Chunk Road in Palmerton. Given a test, the result was.21BAC.
On the DUI charge he was ordered to pay a fine of $1,500, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment and license suspended for 18 months.
On suspension count he was fined $1,000 and will receive another year suspension.
He will begin the jail term at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, and was granted work release privileges.
Robert Moyer, 55, of Lansford, was sentenced to serve 60 days to six months in jail. He was arrested on June 25, 2001, along SR248 in Bowmanstown after being stopped for speeding. Given a test, the result was .25BAC. It was noted this is Moyer's fifth overall conviction for DUI.
He was ordered to pay a fine of $500, get a D&A evaluation and one year license suspension.
He will serve the term on consecutive three-days periods beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 25.
Jan P. Racavich, 55, of Kunkletown, was sentenced to serve 30 days to six months in jail. He was arrested on July 6, 2010, along SR209 in Towamensing Township. Given a test, the result was .24BAC.
He was also ordered to pay a fine of $750, get a D&A evaluation, and license suspended for a year. On a charge of driving under suspension he was fined $200 and costs.
He will begin the jail term at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and serve it on consecutive weekends.
Chuck Stinson, 45, of Lansford, was sentenced to serve 30 days to six months in jail. He was arrested on Dec. 3, 2009, along SR209 in Franklin Township. Given a test the result was .04BAC. The test also showed the presence of a controlled substance in his system.
He was ordered to pay a fine of $300, get a D&A evaluation and license suspended for a year.
He will serve two days in jail and 28 days in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) with electronic monitoring.
He begins the jail term at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 29.
Each defendant must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole.rhomberg