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May 10, 2013

Gloucester District Court: City, Essex women get DUI case continuances

Gloucester District Court

Judge Joseph Jennings found that Jennifer Napoli, a 25-year-old Maplewood Avenue resident, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of drunken driving, but continued the case without a finding until next year.

Napoli had been arrested in September, after police stopped her for driving at a speed estimated at over 40 miles per hour on Washington Street. Napoli failed sobriety tests and her blood alcohol level measured at 0.177, according to police.

Napoli was ordered to pay $600 in fees and assessments on the drunken driving charge. Her license was revoked for 45 days and she was ordered to attend alcohol education programs. The judge found that she was not responsible for the speeding or for a charge of failing to yield at an intersection.

Judge Jennings also found that a 58-year-old Essex resident admitted to sufficient facts on a drunken driving charge, but continued the case without a finding, ordering the driver, Pamela Kelley of Martin Street, to pay $600 in court fees and assessments.

Kelley’s license will be revoked for 45 days and she was ordered to attend alcohol education programs. She was found not responsible for a marked lanes violation in the same case.

Police had stopped Kelley driving on Western Avenue after a caller reported her vehicle veering “all over the roadway.”

David A. Ritchie, a 26-year-old Revere Street resident, admitted in court to driving without a license and Jennings found him guilty while sentencing him to pay a $100 court assessment.

Ritchie was charged after police queried his license and found that the vehicle’s owner had an expired license. Police stopped the vehicle on Western Avenue, according to a report.

Judge Jennings dismissed the following cases in Gloucester District Court:

Jarred Johnson, a 31-year-old Cross Street man will see charges of assault and battery against him dismissed upon failure to prosecute in court when marital privilege was asserted.

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