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14 Baldwin Boro DUI Cases Heard in Court

And yet another one that is alcohol related.

The following results are from recent hearings held in the Wallace Building office of Magistrate John N. Bova of District Court 05-2-18:

 

  • Baldwin Borough police charged Dana Lynn Lachman, 30, of Hamlet Court in Baldwin Borough, with driving under the influence of alcohol on June 1. Lachman's July 31 hearing before Bova was waived, and she faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Sept. 13. She then had an Oct. 26 pretrial conference, where she was scheduled for a non-jury trial to begin on Jan. 23 (UPDATE: continued for Feb. 28).

 

  • Baldwin police charged Kevin John Kubiczki Jr., 18, of Arlington Avenue in Pittsburgh's South Side Slopes neighborhood, with DUI (underage) on July 21. Kubiczki's Sept. 18 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 1, where he was granted a Jan. 11 accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) hearing.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Jacob Petrovich, 20, of Peterson Drive in Jefferson Hills Borough, with DUI and Rachel Marie Arms, 25, of Lanmore Avenue in Brentwood Borough, with possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle, both stemming from a traffic stop on Route 51 on July 4. Petrovich's Sept. 18 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 1, where he was granted a Jan. 25 ARD hearing. Bova found Arms guilty on Sept. 24 and fined her approximately $100.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Elaine Catherine Healy, 24, of Carriage Drive in Marshall Township, with DUI on May 17. Healy's July 24 hearing before Bova was waived, and she faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Sept. 6, where she was granted a Nov. 2 ARD hearing. She was then sentenced to 12 months of probation.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Michael Charles Simcoe, 33, of Willett Road in Brentwood, with DUI and DUI (drugs) on July 22. Bova held Simcoe's charges on Nov. 13, and Simcoe will now face them at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Jan. 3.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Ryan D. King, 34, of Harbor Creek Drive in , with DUI on Aug. 25. King's Nov. 13 hearing before Bova was waived, and he will face that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Jan. 3.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Robert Alan Gneuhs, 68, of Keeport Drive in Baldwin Borough's The Residences of South Hills apartments complex, with  on Jan. 8. The careless driving charge was withdrawn on Feb. 21, but Gneuhs faced the remaining charges at the Allegheny County Courthouse on April 9. His case was then part of a Nov. 14 docket conference, and that conference resulted in a sentence of 12 months of probation for the DUI charge. The failure to signal while turning charge was withdrawn.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Erika L. Wodarek, 40, of Dashwood Drive in Bethel Park, with DUI on June 26, 2011. Wodarek's , and she faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 2, 2011. Wodarek then faced , where it was determined that she would have . That trial was canceled, however, and replaced by an ARD hearing, which resulted in a sentence of 12 months of probation.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Eric Pio Andrews, 40, of Meadowcrest Road in Baldwin Borough, with DUI on May 11. Andrews' Aug. 7 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Sept. 20, where he was granted a Nov. 16 ARD hearing. He was then sentenced to 12 months of probation.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Catherine Anderson, 23, of Hummingbird Lane in Allegheny Township, with DUI on July 29. Anderson's Oct. 2 hearing before Bova was waived, and she faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 19, where she was granted a Jan. 25 ARD hearing.

 

  • Baldwin police charged James Boylan, 24, of Hillcrest Drive in Ross Township, with DUI on Aug. 11. Boylan's Oct. 2 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 19, where he was granted a Jan. 25 ARD hearing.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Kenneth Lee Lowmiller, 50, of Cochran Mill Road in Jefferson Hills, with DUI and failure to report an accident on April 27. Lowmiller's June 26 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced those charges at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Aug. 9. His case was then part of a Nov. 20 docket conference, where he pleaded guilty to the DUI charge and was sentenced to four days of confinement. The other charge was withdrawn.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Mathew Keith DeFelice, 24, of Grandview Avenue in McKeesport, with DUI on March 18. DeFelice's June 19 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Aug. 2. His case was then part of a Nov. 21 docket conference, where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to complete a 90-day individualized program plan and 18 months of probation, and was fined an undisclosed amount.

 

  • Baldwin police charged Robert Rodwich, 51, of Willett Road in Brentwood, with DUI on Aug. 22. Rodwich's Oct. 9 hearing before Bova was waived, and he faced that charge at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Nov. 27. His case will now be part of a Jan. 23 docket conference. That conference should result in the next legal step for Rodwich's charge.

 

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Tom Barchfeld November 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Where people being taught that the word intoxication, has the form of the word toxin in it. And don't people know that a toxin is a poison. People have died from going on drinking binges.
cc November 30, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Baldwin at their finest busting more DUI's
Watcher November 30, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Why even bother to pull these people over? Most of the charges are withdrawn, fines are minimal, and most are getting ARD, and what that is basically is your let free and behave yourself,your record is wiped clean. Waste of taxpayers money. If you do not receive a major fine and jail time, people will never learn.
John Williams November 30, 2012 at 08:18 PM
They could probably do a thousand if they really tried.
Another Concerned Resident December 01, 2012 at 02:59 AM
It does not surprise me that the charges for these crimes are withdrawn and/or fines are minimal, etc. I have asked myself the same thing as well ... that being, why even both to arrest these people, etc. It is not just the DUI cases where the charges are withdrawn or the fines are nothing. Recall the South Hills Country Club burglaries ... all of the (then) teenagers involved were a group of friends from Baldwin High School who burglarized the country club. They all got a slap on the wrist, if even that. None did any jail time. None paid any fines. None got any REAL punishment at all. AND THEY ALL BRAGGED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY DID THESE CRIMES FOR MONEY FOR A TRIP TO THE BEACH AND THEY BASICALLY GOT AWAY WITH IT. And, oh yeah, they got arrested in Ocean City for underage drinking and those charges went away too.
NE12Ukid December 01, 2012 at 03:51 AM
One reason the list SEEMS so long is that we see the same names for the same arrest repeated every step of the way. For example, just do a simple search on the first name in the list, and you will find two or three previous reports, one for each step along the way. This makes it look like there are so many DUI arrests every week here, but actually we are seeing the same instance reported multiple times. Of course in that one example I used, you will also see that that person was also arrested a month before by Castle Shannon police. I don't think this one will get away with just a fine, and with two DUI arrests, would not be eligible for ARD. I, for one, am glad that people such as this will not have a license and will be off the roads for at least a while instead of endangering the rest of us.
NE12Ukid December 01, 2012 at 03:53 AM
We know, you'd rather they were "up on Brownsville by Brentwood" arresting drug deals you claim to have reported to Baldwin Borough police, when that section of Brownsville is not even in Baldwin.
NE12Ukid December 01, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Correction: the first person listed above was arrested by CS police for DUI and other charges in May 2011, not 2012. Sorry for the error. Source: Castle Shannon Police Blotter Archives
cc December 01, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Just because people get DUI's doesn't mean that they stop driving. How many times do we here of accidents caused by someone who didn't have a drivers license.
NE12Ukid December 01, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Just because people get DUI's doesn't mean that they stop driving>>>> that should be pretty obvious from the FACT that the Lachman DUI was not her first. OTOH, not much driving when you're locked up for repeated offenses. As well as the other charges from CS.
Tom Barchfeld December 01, 2012 at 03:55 PM
These people need to prove that have no longer drink alcohol, before ever being permitted to drive again.
Tom Barchfeld December 01, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Their cars ought to be impounded.
NE12Ukid December 01, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I like the idea of those devices that are put on the car so it won't start until they take a breathalizer reading. I've heard of places where DUI arrest, when found guilty, are required to install this device at their own expense.
NE12Ukid December 01, 2012 at 05:08 PM
If you're saying that they all have to never drink alcohol, I dont' agree. Let them drink but not drive.
Billee December 01, 2012 at 09:38 PM
I like the idea of the breathalizer device. Alcoholism is just like food addiction that leads to obesity in my opinion. Sometimes you can't see the consequences through the nasty addiction...until it's to late for all involved. Only with food addiction you do need appropriate portions to sustain yourself day to day... alcohol you do not.
Billee December 01, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Our young people are precious... at least to their loved ones. Maybe our young drivers should now be required by law to take a tour of a live morgue and at their own expense to purchase a morgue kit to be kept in the glove box with their insurance card and registration as visual reminder on a daily basis. I thank our Baldwin Whitehall police derpartments and our school district for Red Ribbon and DARE programs..I think they do a fine job with awareness and have much gratitude for their efforts.
Tom Barchfeld December 02, 2012 at 12:59 AM
How are you going to guarantee that they will drink and not drive.
Robert Edward Healy, III December 02, 2012 at 03:13 AM
NE, can you provide a link please?
NE12Ukid December 02, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Sure, Bob. Ned http://www.csboro.com/police-blotter-archives.asp?id=160
Robert Edward Healy, III December 02, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Thanks, Ned.
NE12Ukid December 02, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Use of the breathalyzer interlock system is one way. http://www.stopdwi.com/
PITT#983 December 03, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Gee let me guess... maybe to save someone from being killed! And the record is not "wiped clean" this will be on their record and will show up on back round check. Can not figure out why ppl are so against Baldwin PD making DUI arrests? UNBELIEVABLE!
PITT#983 December 03, 2012 at 04:51 AM
HaHa no surprise with this comment huh? Let someone in your family be affected by a drunk driver and I bet your opinion would change. You are the one who bad mouths police but will call them if you got your a@# kicked and what them to help you and find the perps who whooped on you huh? Some of us are Wolves and some of us are Sheep... I know who you are!
NE12Ukid December 03, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Maybe the reason (aside from the repeating of the same names/ same incident every other month or so) that most of what we hear on the Baldwin blotter is DUI, is that there is very little other crime in Baldwin Borough; whereas other areas may have more murders, domestic violence, robbery, etc etc. I know that in my neighborhood, there have been no burglary, domestic, etc (NONE) but a couple of DUIs on some of the younger residents, and I'm talking about police action over 30 years or so.
News December 03, 2012 at 05:15 PM
December 19, 2012 McKeesport city solicitor hearing in Pittsburgh. 8AM, non jury. 2nd offense. The city re hired John Jason Elash with higher pay after. He was DUI by hospital analyzer test. Highest BAC. charge. He was driving in White Oak with a car leased or bought from Steele City Auto. White Oak charge by officer. 2nd DUI with a traffic offense after. He ignored the charge in White Oak.

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