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September 23, 2013

Gloucester District Court: City man admits to 2nd DUI charge

Gloucester District Court

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — A Centennial Avenue man who pleaded guilty to his second drunken driving offense in court last week was ordered to pay $600 in fines and assessments and to attend programs.

Ian J. Allison, 37, was arrested earlier this month after police spotted him “weaving” in and out of his driving lane on Route 128 North, and his blood alcohol level tested at 0.14 percent, above the legal limit of .08.

Allison plead guilty to the drunken driving charge and Judge Ellen Flatley found him guilty of drunken driving and responsible for a marked lanes violation. Allison is also on probation until September 2014.

A woman who was charged with stealing 20 Oxycodone pills while working as a home aide in July admitted to sufficient facts on a charge amended from larceny of drugs to larceny of under $250.

Judge Joseph Jennings continued the case without a finding until next year, ordering the woman, Deborah E. Nicastro, 55, to continue with treatment she has sought and to pay a $50 assessment.

A Friend Street woman accused of throwing a metal food can at her roommate during argument in March admitted to sufficient facts on an assault and battery charge, but Judge Joseph Jennings continued the charge without a finding until next year, ordering the woman, Deborah Pitts, 58, to pay a $50 assessment.

Jennings dismissed a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon leveled against Pitts in the same case at the commonwealth’s request.

Judge Joseph Jennings dismissed the following cases in Gloucester District Court:

Cassandra L. Kreitzberg, a 34-year-old Washington Street woman, saw a charge against her of driving an uninsured vehicle dismissed. Jennings found Kreitzberg not responsible for driving an unregistered vehicle in the same case.

Fernald Street resident Tammy Adams, 52, will see charges of driving during a license suspension and driving an uninsured vehicle dismissed if she pays $100 in court costs. She was found not responsible for driving an unregistered vehicle.

Steven N. Aptt, a 31-year-old School Street man, will see a charge of unlicensed driving dismissed if he pays $200 in court costs.

A 39-year-old Forest Street man, Gilserio P. Costa, will see a charge of unlicensed driving dismissed at the probation department’s recommendation. He was found responsible for driving an unregistered vehicle in the same case.

Charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and of assault and battery against 18-year-old Nicholas Sullivan of East Main Street was dismissed upon failure to prosecute in court.

Stanley Scherman, a 69-year-old Rockport man, saw a charge of publicly fighting, or affray, against him dismissed at the Commonwealth’s request. The court will dismiss a disorderly conduct charge if Scherman pays $50 in court costs.

A 55-year-old Clearview Avenue man, Raymond E. Hendrickson Jr., received the same punishment on the same charges, seeing the affray charge dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth and a disorderly conduct charge set to be dismissed if Hendrickson pays $50 in court costs.

Judge Ellen Flatley dismissed the following charges in Gloucester District Court:

Ivonete L. Dasilva, a 43-year-old Derby Street woman, saw a charge of unlicensed driving against her dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at mnesin@gloucestertimes.com.