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Woman sentenced for public drunkenness at trunk or treat event

Published December 02. 2019 10:49AM

A Tamaqua woman who was cited for public drunkenness at the Rush Township trunk or treat event Oct. 26 entered a guilty plea Nov. 19.

Melissa A. Schartel, 54, entered a guilty plea to DUI and endangering the welfare of a child. On the DUI charge, she will lose her license for 18 months and pay fines and costs totaling $1,370. On the charge of endangering the welfare of a child, she will be on probation for five years. She must complete the alcohol highway safety school and complete 100 hours of community service.

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