A Gloucester man will spend a nine months in jail and lose his license for 10 years after pleading guilty to his fourth offense of drunken driving.
Alan Hill, 56, of 212 Hesperus Ave., Apartment 11, also faced charges of unlicensed operation, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, possessing pills without a prescription and a marked lanes violation Monday in Gloucester District Court.
Judge Joseph Jennings sentenced him to a 30 months in jail, suspended until October 2014, for drunken driving. He was ordered to serve one year of it, with 94 days — just more than three months — credit for time served.
Jennings fined Hill $350 and ordered him to wear a monitoring bracelet with an in-home sobrietor, while suspending his license for 10 years.
Jennings also sentenced him to a year in jail, concurrent with the other sentence, for uninsured operation.
Hill pleaded guilty to unlicensed operation and was found responsible for the marked lanes violation. The possession charge was dismissed at the state prosecutor's request.
Hill was arrested by Massachusetts State Police on Main Street on Jan. 7. The troopers were assisting Gloucester police with response that day, according to the incident report.
According to police reports, a trooper driving behind a green GMC pickup saw the vehicle cross the center line and pulled the driver over by Flanagan's Square. The officer asked Hill to step out of the vehicle and noticed he seemed intoxicated.
The officer asked Hill to preform field sobriety tests, which Hill failed.
Officers found four pills in a tube in his pocket during the arrest. They also found that Hill wasn't licensed to drive in Massachusetts, nor was his vehicle registered or insured. Hill's New Hampshire license was suspended for drunken driving.
Charges of assault and battery and theft brought against a Gloucester man were continued without a finding for a year in court Monday.
Jennings continued the charges brought against Kenneth Hayes III, 20, of 9 Cedarwood Road.
Police arrested Hayes after a LePage Lane resident called in a report of a robbery. When they arrived, they spoke with a man who said that, while his car was parked on Concord Street, Hayes approached him and tried to take his phone and wallet.
Hayes didn't take the man's wallet, but did take his hat and shoes, police said. Officers found Hayes, the hat and the shoes at Hayes' residence and arrested him, according to the police report.
Charges of assault and battery brought against a Rockport man and woman were dismissed for failure to prosecute in court Monday.
Jennings dismissed charges brought against Robert Herrick III, 36 of 100 Main St. in Rockport, and his ex-wife, Colleen Herrick, 30, of 11B Parker St., Rockport.
Police filed a criminal complaint against Herrick after a woman told officers he had assaulted her last October. Colleen Herrick had faced a charge of malicious destruction of property.
Charges of operating on a suspended license and possessing heroin brought against Raem Scotti, 47, of 502 Washington St. in Gloucester were continued without a finding in court Tuesday.
Jennings continued the charges until July 2013.
State Police sought a criminal complaint against Scotti after troopers pulled his vehicle over on Blackburn Circle last November. When troopers conducted the stop, they found that Scotti's license had been suspended and his passenger couldn't drive.
When officers brought Scotti out of the car they found an open bag of heroin and two open cans of beer in the vehicle. The vehicle was towed by Tally's.
Krista Cunningham, 32, of 9 Traverse St. paid $150 in court costs to dismiss a charge of malicious destruction of property.
Police sought a criminal complaint against her after she was accused of smashing her sister's window with a hammer during an argument. Officers responded to the residence on Jan. 26.
Steven Fletcher can be reached at 978-238-7000, x3455, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.