, Gloucester, MA

January 30, 2013

Gloucester District Court: City man gets suspended term in DUI case

District Court

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — GLOUCESTER — A 63-year-old Perkins Street man arrested on his second drunken driving charge in December pleaded guilty to the DUI allegation and was found responsible for a marked lanes violation charge.

Dana F. Rose was sentenced to a six-month jail term that was suspended for two years, with a two-year loss of license, alcohol education class attendance, and $350 in fees and assessments, Judge Joseph Jennings decided at a pre-trial hearing.

Rose must remain alcohol free and is subject to random alcohol screenings, according to the judge’s order.

A charge of drunken driving leveled against Megan R. Warde of Rockport after a Jan. 17 arrest was continued without a finding until July of next year.

Under the judge’s order, Warde will surrender her license for 45 days, must attend alcohol education classes and will pay $600 in fees and assessments on the charge. She was also found responsible for having an open container of alcohol in her vehicle and for a marked lanes violation.

A 35-year-old Essex woman must undergo anger management and was sentenced to administrative supervision Monday, when she faced charges of assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon that were leveled against her after an October arrest.

The charge stemmed from when Jessica L. Neises was accused of throwing a cup of hot coffee at a man in her Southern Avenue home, then hitting the man in the head with her open hand.

Neises admitted to sufficient facts on the assault and battery charge, but that charge was continued to next year. The assault with a dangerous weapon charge was dismissed at the request of the state.

Stephen M. Cieplik, 51, of Wilmington admitted to sufficient facts on driving an uninsured vehicle in Gloucester in March of last year, and saw his case continued without a finding to July.

Cieplik will be under administrative supervision until his July court date, and must pay a $50 fee. Cieplik faced a charge of driving an unregistered vehicle in the same incident and was found responsible for that charge.

Assault and battery charges against 48-year-old Michael Havener of Middle Street were dismissed upon failure to prosecute during his trial Friday.

Havener faced the charges after an August arrest when he was accused of pushing and slapping a woman at his Middle Street home, according to a police report. The police report noted that both Havener and the woman seemed to be “highly intoxicated” at the time.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at