Man pleads guilty to 5 DUIs
A Ringtown motorist pleaded guilty to five counts of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes in Schuylkill County court to serve six to 18 months in a state correctional institution.
The plea was entered by George S. Beaver, 54, and he received credit for serving 98 days in the county prison. He also must pay fines totaling $3,100, pay $900 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $150 to Catastrophe fund and when released on parole to attend the alcohol highway safe driving school, enroll in the Chemical Dependency Class and receive intensive outpatient treatment.
On summary charges of having improper general lighting conditions on his vehicle was fined $50, reckless driving, fined $200; failing to drive on right side of roadway, fined $25; violating a traffic signal, fined $25; and for failing to wear his seat belt, fined $10 plus $300 costs.
He was first cited by West Mahanoy Township Chief Shawn Tray, on April 10, 2011; Patrolman Christopher Zubris, Shenandoah police, cited him on May 13 and 20; Corporal Leo Luciani, state trooper, on Aug. 8 in Union Township; and finally by Trooper Brent Spleen on Oct. 11.
Other defendants in pending cases who entered guilty pleas included:
Samuel Sanabria, 36, Shenandoah, pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI of alcohol and one count each to carrying a firearm without a license, recklessly endangering another person and tossing objects from an overpass on a road in Shenandoah.
He was sentenced by Domalakes to spend six months and three days to 41 months in the county prison, pay $600 to the SAE fund, $200 to the Catastrophe fund, $50 Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, a $1,000 fine, and his driver's license is suspended 12 months. He received credit for serving 67 days in the county prison.
Sanabria was cited for DUI by Corporal Leo Luciani last Aug. 5, and by West Mahanoy Township Patrolman Raymond Tonkinson III, last Sept. 5, both on West Mahanoy Township roads. On the other charges he was cited by Shenandoah Patrolman Christopher Zubris, last April 8.
Patricia Krammes-Eiler, 32, Schuylkill Haven, pleaded nolo contendre (no defense) to two counts of selling and furnishing alcohol beverages to minors and was sentenced by Domalakes to serve six to 23 months in the county prison with the sentence to be effective Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m. She also must pay a fine of $2,500, and pay $50 to CJEA.
On two counts of corruption of minors received a concurrent sentence. She was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Vincent J. McDonald, last May 5.
Robert Haviland, 53, Pottsville, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance from his home and DUI of alcohol and was sentenced by Domalakes to serve 45 to 126 months in a state correctional facility. He received credit for serving 15 days in the county prison.
He also must pay $200 to the SAE fund, $200 to the Catastrophe fund, $180 to Schuylkill Medical Center and $50 to CJEA. $100 to Pottsville Police Drug Task Force and $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. His driver's license was suspended 18 months and for 12 months must install an ignition interlock on his vehicle. Haviland was cited by Pottsville police.
Allen Robert Howell Jr., 38, Cressona, pleaded guilty to charges of a person not to possess a firearm was given credit for serving 29 days in the county prison and released on parole by Domalakes for 23 months.
On charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct was sentenced to serve an additional 12 months on probation. He also must pay $100 to CJEA, undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and must not possess firearms.
He was cited on the firearms charge by Trooper Timothy J. Rymarkiewicz and on the resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges by Pottsville Patrolman Eugene M. Yourey.
Michael Christopher Garvey, 33, Shenandoah, pleaded guilty to robbery at gun point the Rite Aid Pharmacy, Shenandoah, on Feb. 18, 2011, and was sentenced by Domalakes to serve 40 to 100 months in a state correctional facility with credit for serving 138 days in the county prison.
On a charge of possession an instrument of crime received a concurrent sentence. Garvey was cited by Shenandoah Chief Joseph Hall.
Each defendant must pay additional court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee.