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Three sentenced on DUI charges

Published October 22. 2013 05:00PM

Three people who previously pleaded guilty to criminal charges were sentenced Monday by Judge Joseph J. Matika in Carbon County Court.

Daniel Jeremiah Cressley, 36, of Norristown, and formerly of Nesquehoning, was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in the county prison on a charge of driving under the influence.

He was arrested on Jan. 17 along Catawissa St., by Nesquehoning police. He refused a blood test and will lose his license for a year for the refusal.

In addition to the jail term Matika imposed a fine of $1,500, one year license suspension, render 100 hours of community service when released on parole, and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use.

Cressley will serve the time in the Montgomery County prison beginning on Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.

Michael Boileau, 42, of Avalon, N.J., and formerly of Albrightsville, was sentenced to serve a total of 60 days in prison on various counts.

He pleaded to two counts of false identification to law enforcement, and one count each of driving under suspension-DUI related, and driving under suspension.

He was arrested by state police following a traffic stop when he gave his brother's name. He committed the same offense a short time later on another traffic stop.

On the first false ID charge Matika sentenced him to serve one to 11 months in prison and on the second one to 12 months, with the terms running consecutively.

On the driving under suspension-DUI related he was sentenced to serve 60 days in prison and pay a fine of $500. The jail term runs concurrent with the other sentences. On the driving under suspension count he was fined $1,000.

He was also ordered to serve 50 hours of community service. He was given credit for 30 days already served on the first false ID count.

He will serve the remaining time on three-day consecutive weekends beginning Oct. 25 at 9 p.m.

Arden C. Oldt II, 46, of Slatington, was sentenced to serve 48 hours to six months in jail on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Aug. 2 along Route 248 westbound by state police. He was stopped for speeding and found to be under the influence.

He was also ordered to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, serve 25 hours of community service, pay a fine of $500, and license suspended for a year.

On a summary motor vehicle count he was fined $200 and costs.

He will begin the jail term on Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. The prison term was delayed to give Oldt time to file an appeal of his conviction with a state court. He was found guilty of the charge following a bench trial by Matika.

Each defendant must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.

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