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Carbon County court

Three defendants in pending criminal cases were sentenced on Thursday afternoon in Carbon County County court.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II presided.

Two DUIs

Tyler John Fisher, 24, of Weatherly, was sentenced on two driving under the influence charges he previously entered guilty pleas.

On the first DUI, he was placed on probation for six months and ordered to pay a fine of $300.

On the second DUI, he was sentenced to serve 30 days to six months in prison, pay a fine of $750 and his license suspended for a year.

He was arrested on the charges on Feb. 24 and March 13, both filed by Weatherly police. In the first case, he was stopped along Church Street, and along Main Street in the second case. Blood tests revealed a 0.34 BAC in the first case; and 0.26 BAC in the second.

The second stop involved a short chase. A fleeing and eluding count was dropped in a plea deal. He will serve the prison term on consecutive weekends beginning Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. The sentences run concurrently.

Other cases

Asaeugene Darnell Tabb, 41, of Allentown, was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in jail, pay a fine of $2,000 and license suspended for a year on a DUI count to which he previously pleaded guilty.

He was arrested on Dec. 7, 2020, by state police at Fern Ridge along Route 534 in Penn Forest Township, for DUI of a controlled substance. He will begin the jail term at 9 a.m. on Oct. 18.

Rodney Rider, 40, of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve 253 days to one day less 24 months in prison on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. In a plea deal, a felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance was dropped.

On Feb. 8 at 3:18 p.m., state police at Lehighton were at a residence on West Lizard Creek Road at Malaty Lane, in East Penn Township, assisting state parole officers with an arrest of Rider. During the incident, controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were found in the residence. Troopers charged him with the drug counts and the parole officers took him into custody.

He was given credit for 253 days served and paroled and was ordered to get a drug and alcohol evaluation.