Six placed in ARD program

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WAYNESBURG – Six criminal defendants were entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program Tuesday by Greene County Judge Farley Toothman.


Those accepted into the program must serve at least one year probation and pay all fines and costs. Defendants charged with driving under the influence of alcohol also may have their driving privileges suspended and be required to refrain from the use or possession of alcohol.


Those who successfully complete the program can petition the court to have their criminal records expunged.


Philip Lee Slusser, 25, of 195 Pump Station Road, Greensboro, charged with DUI and a summary traffic violation. Arrested Nov. 23, Slusser had a blood-alcohol content of 0.163 percent, police said. He received a 60-day license suspension.


Tyler Scott Holbert, 19, of 103 First St., Greensboro, charged with DUI controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary traffic violation. Arrested July 20 in Cumberland Township, Holbert was in possession of syringes, Suboxone wrappers and a small amount of marijuana; a blood test indicated he was under the influence of marijuana. He received a 30-day license suspension


Nicholas Michael Ames, 19, of 290 Dark Hollow Road, Waynesburg, charged with DUI controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia and a summary traffic violation. Arrested Dec. 15, Ames was in possession of two marijuana pipes. A blood test indicated he was under the influence of marijuana. He was given a 90-day license suspension.


Maura Renee Lee, 25, of 175 Mason Ridge Road, Mt. Morris, charged with DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and four summary traffic violations. Arrested Jan. 20, Lee had a BAC of 0.300 percent; she also was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a pipe. She was given a 60-day license suspension.


Andrew Duncan Tate, 33, of 96 Fairfield Manor, Morgantown, W.Va., charged with DUI and six summary traffic violations. Arrested Jan. 13, Tate had a BAC of 0.196 percent. He was given a 60-day license suspension.


Richard J. Blanchard Jr., 51, of 1103 S. Fourth St., Bonham, Texas, charged with DUI and four summary traffic violations; arrested Nov. 17, he had a BAC of 0.083 percent. He received no license suspension.


In another court case, Jerry Lee Wilkins, 46, of 55 Wispring Road, Morgantown, W.Va., pleaded guilty Monday to DUI, second offense, and a summary traffic violation.


Wilkins was arrested June 1, 2011 in Perry Township and had a BAC level of 0.129 percent. He was sentenced to 30 days to 6 months in jail, fined $800 and ordered to perform 90 hours of community service. He was permitted to serve his sentence on weekends.


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