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June 27, 2013

Charges continued, dropped in 3 cases against woman

Gloucester District Court

Diana K. Evans, a 31-year-old Rockport woman, faced charges in three cases in Gloucester District Court earlier this week.

In the first case, Evans was accused of “doctor shopping,” or visiting numerous doctors to obtain multiples of prescriptions, and charged with obtaining drugs by fraud. Judge Joseph Jennings ordered her to pay a $90 assessment on that charge, after she admitted to sufficient facts.

Jennings continued the case without a finding until next year.

Judge Jennings ordered Evans to remain engaged in drug treatment and a rehabilitation recovery group, and to submit to drug tests and report to probation.

A couple of months after police had charged Evans with the drug offense, she was charged with driving negligently and during a license suspension.

Police brought the charges after they say the vehicle she was driving struck a parked vehicle, pushing it into another parked vehicle.

Evans again admitted to sufficient facts, and Jennings again continued the case without a finding for a year. However, he ordered her to pay a $50 assessment.

Police also had charged Evans with speeding in that crash, suspecting she was driving about 40 mph in the 20 mph zone, but Jennings found her not responsible for violating the speed limit.

Charges of driving an uninsured, unregistered vehicle with no inspection sticker in a third case against Evans were all dismissed at the commonwealth’s request.

Michael Rowe, a 45-year-old Rockport man charged with drunken driving in May, was ordered by Judge Jennings to pay $600 in assessments and fees, attend alcohol rehabilitation programs, and remain on probation until September 2014. Jennings also ordered Rowe to give up his driver’s license for 60 days.

Police had arrested Rowe in May, after officers received a report of an erratic driver. They found Rowe exiting his vehicle, and tested his blood alcohol level at 0.26.

Cory Bundy, a 21-year-old Main Street man, was ordered by Judge Jennings to pay $100 in assessments after Bundy pleaded guilty to trespassing.

Bundy had been illegally staying in a boat that was being stored on Rose’s Wharf in March.

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

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