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Carbon County court

Published August 23. 2019 12:45PM

Three first-time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County’s Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program on Thursday by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record his wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete it, or are revoked from it, then they would face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

Placed were:

Luis F. Rosales, 20, of Hazleton, was placed for a year on a charge of driving under the influence. He was arrested on Oct. 16, 2018, by Jim Thorpe police along Susquehanna Street. A test revealed the presence of a controlled substance.

He was assessed $600 for the cost of the program and ordered to render 50 hours of community service and his license suspended for 90 days.

Jamie Lee Taschler, 28, of Lehighton, was placed for a year on a charge of DUI. She was arrested on Aug. 3, 2017, by state police at Lehighton along Franklin Street in Weissport. A test revealed the presence of a controlled substance.

She was assessed $600 and ordered to render 50 hours of community service and license suspended for 60 days.

Nicole R. Coolbaugh, 32, of Albrightsville, was placed for a year on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. She was arrested on April 23 by state police at Fern Ridge. Troopers responded to a residence along Basswood Court in Penn Forest Township for a report of two young children, partially clothed, wandering outside the home. Coolbaugh, mother of the two, was found asleep inside the home.

She was assessed $650 and ordered to take parenting classes and render 50 hours of community service.

The three defendants must also pay court costs of about $1,000, pay a $50 per month supervision fee while in the program and those charged with DUI must follow any recommendation of their drug and alcohol evaluation.

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