Saturday
October 15, 2016

Drunk bicyclist gets stiff sentence

MILFORD - A Matamoras woman was sentenced to 5 years less 32 days of the Intermediate Punishment Program which will include 32 days in the Pike County Jail, 90 days of house arrest, a fine of $1,500 and a driver’s license suspension of 18 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Louise Duffy, 49, rode her bicycle into a passing vehicle along Reuben Bell Drive in Westfall Township on September 22, 2015.  In speaking with Duffy, the Eastern Regional Police Department officer detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  A blood test revealed a blood alcohol content of .171%, more than twice the legal limit for intoxication.

 

Other criminal sentences issued issued by the Pike County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak:

Nicholas James Rizzi, 27, of Lakeville, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of the Intermediate Punishment program which will include 30 days of house arrest, a fine of $1,000 and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  The state police pulled over Rizzi on July 19, 2015, for failing to stay in his lane of travel along SR 507 in Palmyra Township.  During contact with Rizzi, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Rizzi’s eyes to be bloodshot and glossy.  Rizzi admitted to having consumed two beers prior to driving.  A Field Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a preliminary breath test registered a blood alcohol content of .137%.  Refused to commit to a chemical breath test.

Jeremy Michael Mann, 32, of Matamoras, PA, was sentenced to 1 year of probation and fined $400 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Eastern Regional Police responded to a residence in Westfall Township where Maun was found unconscious as a result of a drug overdose.  Maun was found in possession of a hypodermic needle.

Erick John Tarczewski, 49, of Claremont, NH, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,025 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and the Summary Offense of Restrictions on Alcoholic Beverages.  On December 5, 2015, the state police followed Tarczewski into the state police barrack’s parking lot where Tarczewski parked his vehicle in a restricted area, then backed out nearly hitting the trooper car.  In speaking with Tarczewski, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed several open bottles of beer in the vehicle.  Tarczewski was unable to perform a Field Sobriety Test.  A breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .228%.

William Wolf Deschenes, 21, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, charged $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  The state police stopped Deschenes on June 27, 2015, while traveling along SR 507 in Greene Township for a malfunctioning brake light.  In speaking with Deschenes, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana and observed Deschenes’ eyes to be bloodshot and glassy and his pupils dilated.  Deschenes admitted to ingesting Marihuana prior to driving.  A Field Sobriety test indicated intoxication and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in his blood. 

Van G. Wilson, 68, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $200 for Recklessly Endangering Another Person.  On March 17, 2016, a dispute originated at Wilson’s driveway along Beaverdam Road in Greene Township as a result of an individual turning around in Wilson’s driveway and hitting his mailbox.  Wilson chased the vehicle that hit his mailbox onto I-84, stopping his vehicle front of the individual’s vehicle, blocking the interstate, putting the individual in danger.

 


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