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Summary appeal hearings held

Published February 17. 2012 05:01PM

Hearings were held by Judge John E. Domalakes in Schuylkill County court on appeals from summary convictions imposed by Magisterial District Judges.

Gina Marie Keiter, Pottsville, was found guilty of a charge of driving while her license was suspended and must serve 30 days in the county prison beginning Monday, March 5, at 9 a.m. She must also pay a $1,000 fine and court costs imposed by the district justice.

Keiter was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Renee Galle, last Oct. 3 when stopped in the 200 block of West Arch Street.

Thomas S. Zimmerman, Shenandoah, withdrew his appeal and entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving while his license was suspended and was sentenced to serve 90 days in the county prison beginning Thursday, March 1. He also must pay a fine of $500 and court costs and when released from prison must attend the alcohol highway safe driving school.

He was cited by Shenandoah Patrolman Michael O'Neil, last Oct. 11 on Cherry Street.

Jennifer O'Dougherty, Pottsville, won her appeal as the judge found her not guilty of the charge of exceeding the maximum speed limit when stopped on SR61 in Frackville last Dec. 2.

Joseph R. Holland, Pottsville, withdrew his appeal and pleaded guilty to driving while his license was suspended and ordered to pay the costs of prosecution. The court ruled this sentence does not include prison time.

Randolph J. Dombroskie, Mahanoy City, won his appeal as the court found him not guilty of the charge of harassment of Tonia Brennan, Mahanoy City.

Diann L. Dodge, Alexandria, Va., had her appeal dismissed because it was filed one day after the deadline for filing appeals. She was adjudged guilty by a district justice of failing to drive within the confines of a single lane on Interstate 81 in Frailey Township as charged by Trooper Paul E. Hardnick and was fined $25 plus costs.

Erika Curiel Morel, Shenandoah, lost her appeal as the court found her guilty of charges of following another vehicle too closely on Ringtown Boulevard in West Mahanoy Township, violating limitations on driving on left side of roadway by crossing a double yellow line, and exceeding the maximum speed by traveling 60 miles per hour in a 45 zone. The fines and costs imposed by a district justice stand.

Frederick John Galade, Drums, Luzerne County, was found guilty of public drunkenness on South Hancock Street, McAdoo, last Aug. 13 and the fine and costs of $258.50 imposed by a district justice stands. Galade was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Robert Minnick, McAdoo Police.

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