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Somerset magistrate reports: Aug. 30

September 1, 2018

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:

Driving under the influence

Melissa Marie Griffith, 38, Village Way, Somerset, was charged Aug. 1 with driving under the influence on June 30. State police were working a DUI enforcement detail when they stopped Griffith for a suspended registration. Her blood alcohol level was 0.10 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Sept. 18.

Carl Vaughn Lantz, 55, Foster Drive, Somerset, was charged Aug. 1 with driving under the influence on April 16. State police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Glades Pike east of Coxes Creek Road. Police found four empty prescription bottles in his vehicle. Lantz had caffeine, hydrocodone, zolpidem and diphenhydramine in his system, police said. A hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 18.

Tyler Allen Ravenscraft, 23, West Main Street, Somerset, was charged Aug. 1 with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, operating vehicle without required financial responsibility and careless driving. State police stopped Ravenscraft in the 300 block of East Main Street in Somerset Borough on July 4. He said that the previous night someone had smoked marijuana, police said. Police found traces of THC, a marijuana compound, in his system, police said. A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 2.

Gary Lynn Shaffer, 61, Stutzmantown Road, Somerset, was charged Aug. 3 with driving under the influence on July 23. Somerset Borough police were dispatched to a disabled vehicle in a ditch in front of Nail World. Shaffer’s blood alcohol level was 0.19 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 18.

Richard Keith Robertson, 49, Turkeyfoot Trail Road, Markleton, was charged Aug. 8 with driving under the influence on Aug. 2. State police received calls regarding a vehicle that was swerving all over the road. They stopped Robertson on North Center Avenue in Somerset Township. His blood alcohol level was 0.19 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18.

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