Milford man to spend up to six years in prison for fatal crash
MILFORD – A Milford man was sentenced to 3 years to 6 years in a state correctional facility, followed by 2 years of probation, fined $8,850 and had his driver’s license suspended for 36 months for 2 counts of Homicide by Vehicle while Driving Under the Influence, Aggravated Assault by Vehicle while Driving Under the Influence, 2 counts of Driving Under the Influence and several lesser offences. In Delaware Township on March 29, 2014, Jonathan Woodruff, 40, crossed the double yellow lines of SR 739 and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on, killing the driver and injuring the passenger. Woodruff admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages while driving. Field Sobriety Tests were conducted which showed impairment and a blood test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .30%, or almost four times the legal limit.
Other criminal sentences issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak:
Kristen S. Finkle, 33, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 34 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 6 months of probation, fined $800 and had her driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Finkle was stopped by an Eastern Pike Regional Police Officer on Milford Landing Road in Westfall Township on August 27, 2016, for an expired transit registration. A consent to search her vehicle revealed numerous items of merchandise matching descriptions of items stolen from nearby stores. A bag containing Heroin residue was also found.
Michael Salvatore Pisciotti, 41, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $500 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. State police responded to a domestic dispute at a residence in Dingman Township on June 28, 2017, where Pisciotti was found in possession of a Marihuana pipe, papers, grinders, a hooka and a glass storage jar.
Joseph Lisco, 24, of Bushkill, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of the Intermediate Punishment Program which will include 30 days of electronic monitoring, a $1,000 fine and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance. The state police were dispatched to the entrance of a housing community in Lehman Township to assist public safety on April 3, 2015, where Lisco had driven off the road and into a ditch. The trooper observed Lisco to be stumbling with bloodshot, glassy eyes and constricted pupils. A Field Sobriety Test was attempted and a blood test confirmed the presence of Benzoylecgonine, Cocaine and Zolpidem in his body.
Frederick Peter Harber, 40, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 3 months to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Driving Under the Influence. On May 23, 2015, a state trooper observed Harber approach the Dingman/Delaware Toll Bridge and noticed Harber to have glassy, bloodshot eyes as he paid his toll. Upon making contact with Harber, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the inside of the vehicle and observed Harber to have slurred speech. A Filed Sobriety Test was conducted which showed impairment and a vodka bottle was observed on the vehicle floor. A breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .198%.
Brandon William Heinen, 20, of Pine Bush, NY, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. While responding to an activated alarm on September 15, 2016, the state police encountered Heinen sitting in his vehicle along the shoulder of Mountain View Road in Lackawaxen Township. While speaking with Heinen, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana. Heinen admitted to smoking Marihuana and provided the trooper with his Marihuana pipe.
Bart M. Meyer, 46, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 2 months to 4 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $150 for 2 counts of Criminal Mischief. Meyer did $1,250 in damage to a home where he was residing in Westfall Township on March 8, 2014.
Arkadiusz Mierzejewski, 30, of Milford, PA, was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, to run consecutive to his current sentence, fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance. The state police were dispatched to Doolan Road in Delaware Township on February 8, 2016, where Mierzejewski crashed his vehicle. A blood draw revealed the presence of Methadone and Morphine in Mierzejewski’s body.
William Edward Phillips, 27, presently housed in the Pike County Jail, was sentenced to 6 months of probation, to run concurrent to his present sentence, and fined $250 for Furnishing Drug Free Urine. During a urine test on March 6, 2017, conducted by the Pike County Probation Department at the Administration Building in Milford Borough, Phillips was found in possession of a device used to provide urine which was not his own.
Elizabeth Seaman, 36, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 24 months of probation, fined $1,000 and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On August 18, 2016, Seaman was found in possession of Heroin.
John Stewart MacManus, 72, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to a $225 fine for the Summary Offenses of Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic and Reckless Driving. The state police responded to Milford Road in Dingman Township on June 15, 2013 where they found MacManus sitting in his vehicle facing the opposing lane of travel with his four-ways flashing. The trooper observed MacManus to be in a state of confusion and incapable of driving.
Anna Gertrude Featherman, 48, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and a fine of $200 for Retail Theft. On May 5, 2017 and again on May 7, 2017, Featherman took a total of $230.66 worth of merchandise from a retail store in Westfall Township, without paying for it.
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