By Marjorie Nesin
---- — GLOUCESTER — Sadler Street resident Micah Hildreth, 36, pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge at a pretrial hearing Tuesday.
Judge Joseph Jennings ordered Hildreth to pay $600 in fees and attend alcohol education programs. Hildreth will lose his license for 45 days and will be on probation until next year.
Hildreth was arrested in November after an officer spotted him driving at about 40 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone on Washington Street, then driving in the wrong direction around the Joan of Arc statue, according to a report.
Hildreth failed three sobriety tests, according to the report, and told police he drank his last alcoholic beverage at Latitude 43 Restaurant and Bar.
A charge of driving after a license suspension against a 22-year-old Essex Avenue woman will be dismissed if the woman pays court costs of $400, Judge Joseph Jennings decided at a pretrial hearing Tuesday.
Alyse L. Serrin was arrested in December on the charge of driving after a license suspension, after an officer stopped her for driving with her headlights off after dark. Police said Serrin had been driving home a friend who had been drinking. Serrin was found not responsible on the charge of driving without headlights after dark.
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