Three placed in probation program
Three defendants in pending criminal matters were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders on Thursday in the county court.
If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if a person fails to complete it or they are revoked from it the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.
The three were placed by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II. They were:
Timothy Boyle, 48, of Jim Thorpe, was placed for a year on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). He was arrested on Dec. 23, 2010, along Blakeslee Blvd. Drive East, in Mahoning Township. Given a test, the result was .16BAC.
He was ordered to pay $450 for the cost of the program, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and his license was suspended for 60 days.
Efrain Guzman, 34, of Palmerton, was placed for a year on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Feb. 5 along Franklin Avenue in Palmerton. Given a test, the result was .15BAC.
He was ordered to pay $400 for the cost of the program, get a D&A evaluation, render three hours of community service per month while in the program, and license suspended for 60 days.
Sherree Ann Harvan, 54, of Jim Thorpe, was placed for a year on a charge of aggravated assault. She was charged for an incident on March 13 in the area of 1 Broadway with Officer Leo Clements the listed victim.
She was ordered to pay $350 for the cost of the program, get a D&A evaluation and render 15 hours of community service.
Each defendant must also pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.