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Two plea to drunken driving counts

Published March 03. 2014 01:50PM

Two persons scheduled for trial this week in Carbon County court, both charged with driving under the influence, decided to enter guilty pleas before county judges.

Brian E. Dillman, 52, of Palmerton, was arrested on Jan. 15, 2013, along Stoney Ridge Road in Towamensing Township, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .25 BAC. It is his second conviction for DUI.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II sentenced Dillman to serve 30 days in the county prison followed by 60 days in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program with electronic monitoring, up to a total sentence of five years.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of $2,500, license suspended for 18 months, get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole and probation.

The start of the sentence was delayed to March 28 so Dillman can try and enter an inpatient rehabilitation program. If he is not in such a program by March 28 he must report to the county prison to serve the 30 days.

Anthony John Naimon III, 45, of Jim Thorpe, was arrested on Oct. 17, 2012, by state police at Fern Ridge in Penn Forest Township. He refused a blood test and lost his license for a year for the refusal.

Judge Joseph J. Matika deferred sentencing.

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