A Lycoming County man was sentenced Monday for a driving beneath the influence-related offense through which he negotiated a plea with the state Legal professional Basic workplace as he stays in jail on expenses associated to alleged reckless endangerment of his eight youngsters.
Matthew Zeigler appeared earlier than Senior Decide John B. Leete in Lycoming County Court docket, the place he was represented by Brian Ulmer, his protection legal professional, whereas Bernard A. Anderson, of the legal professional basic workplace, attended the previous through laptop.
Leete agreed with the negotiated consecutive sentence on the cost of DUI basic impairment of not lower than two days nor greater than six months in jail, a $500 advantageous and overlaying all court docket and therapy associated prices.
“I apologize,” Zeigler advised the court docket.
“I’ve stopped consuming and would not have any intention of re-offending,” he stated.
It was Zeigler’s first offense, and the plea settlement was to impairment with out an accident.
“It doesn’t matter in case you are sweeping within the streets or an legal professional,” Leete stated of those that abuse alcohol.
“Courts can’t order folks to remain sober,” he stated. “Alcohol has not been your pal.”
Zeigler, who was introduced into the court docket by sheriff deputies, faces eight counts of endangering the welfare of kids, and varied counts of witness intimidation, obstructing the administration of regulation and indecent assault, in accordance with court docket paperwork.
He stays held in Lycoming County jail.
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