Defendants sentenced in drunk driving cases
Three defendants were sentenced Monday in driving under the influence cases after previously pleading guilty.
The three appeared before Judge Steven R. Serfass.
Tyrone Lionel Allen, 51, Slatington, was sentenced to serve 95 days to six months in jail on a DUI count and a charge of driving under suspension-DUI related.
He was arrested on March 2, 2013, along Pawnee Trail, in Penn Forest Township, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .17BAC.
On the DUI charge he was sentenced to serve five days to five years, pay a fine of $300, and a one year license suspension.
On the suspension charge he was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail and pay a fine of $1,000. He was also ordered to get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and render 25 hours of community service. The prison terms run consecutively and also consecutive to a state prison term of four months to five years he is currently serving.
Theodore Car Phelps III, 22, of Bath, was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in the county prison on a single count of DUI. He was arrested on April 26, 2013, along Route 248 in Franklin Township by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.
He was given credit for 30 days spent in a inpatient rehabilitation center and will serve the remaining 60 days in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program with electronic monitoring.
He was also ordered to get a D&A evaluation and render 100 hours of community service.
Judd A. Zimmerman, 41, of Jim Thorpe, was sentenced to serve 60 days in the county prison on a charge of driving under suspension-DUI related. He was arrested on April 23, 2013, by state police at Lehighton.
He will serve 20 days in jail on consecutive three-day weekends beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, followed by 40 days in the IPP with electronic monitoring.
He was also ordered to pay a fine of $500.
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.