Carbon County court — ARD
Two first-time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County’s Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II on Thursday.
If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program, their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete it, or are revoked from it, they then would face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.
Jody A. Renninger, 47, of Palmerton, was placed for a year on a charge of persistent disorderly conduct. She was arrested on May 5 by Palmerton police for an incident in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue.
She was assessed $450 for the cost of the program and ordered to get a drug and alcohol evaluation, and follow any recommendation for treatment.
Matthew J. Curreri, 20, of Albrightsville, was placed for a year on a driving under the influence charge. He was arrested on March 10 by Lehighton police along Route 443. A test revealed the presence of a controlled substance.
He was assessed $600, his license was suspended for 90 days and he must follow any recommendation of his drug and alcohol evaluation.
Each defendant must also pay court costs of about $1,000 and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program.