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February 6, 2013

Gloucester District Court: Driver gets 90 days, but with time served

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GLOUCESTER — A 31-year-old Gloucester man was sentenced to 90 days in Middleton jail after Judge Joseph Jennings found him guilty on a subsequent charge of driving with a suspended license Monday.

But Mark E. Muise of Allen Street was also credited with time served.

Muise was arrested in November after police, knowing the man’s license was suspended, saw him driving on Millet Street and stopped him, according to a police report.

Asbury Avenue resident William Whalen, 56, was ordered to pay $550 in fines and assessments after he pleaded guilty Tuesday and was found guilty on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Whalen was arrested Monday after police saw him and another man exit a vehicle, and the other man, who has an expired license, told officers that Whalen had been driving, according to a police report. Whalen then admitted to officers he had been driving the vehicle even though his license is suspended.

Scott Decosimo, 46, of Willow Street was sentenced to 60 days in Middleton Jail with three days credited as time served after he pleaded guilty and was found guilty on a subsequent offense of driving with a suspended license Monday.

Decosimo was also found guilty of shoplifting, both charges stemming from an August arrest after he carried groceries out of the Gloucester Crossing Market Basket and drove away in his truck, according to a police report. Employees at the store wrote down the license plate number, and police found Decosimo at his home, where the man admitted to police he had stolen the groceries and driven away, according to the report.

A Lynn man who was arrested on charges of drunken driving in Essex last month will spend six months in jail if he violates his probation any time in the next two years, according to police.

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