Hearing waived

MOUNT CARMEL - Nicholas J. Karlaza, 21, of 21 Back Street, Mount Carmel, waived charges of driving under the influence of a drug or a combination of drugs, careless driving and driving on roadways laned for traffic during a Nov. 28 preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel.

Karlaza was charged by Mount Carmel Township Police patrolman David Stamets Jr. following a Sept. 19 accident on the Mid-Valley Mountain.

He was ordered to appear in Northumberland County Court on Jan. 14, at which time he can plead guilty or no contest, or plead not guilty and seek a trial.


VALLEY TOWNSHIP - Shirley Jean Corson, 39, of Sinking Spring, was cited for harassment by state police at Milton after she allegedly kept contacting a 26-year-old female from Danville by phone at her residence along Jerseytown Road, Valley Township, and at her workplace in Ralpho Township. Corson is also accused of e-mailing lewd messages about the victim's relationship with her employer.

The citation was field with Magisterial District Judge Marvin K. Shrawder, Danville.

Sobriety checkpoint

STONINGTON - State troopers from the Stonington barracks will conduct a sobriety checkpoint along a state or local highway in Northumberland County in January.

The sobriety checkpoint is part of a Commonwealth-wide DUI checkpoint strike force initiative. The checkpoint involves briefly checking vehicles for operators who are impaired by alcohol and/or controlled substances.

No further information regarding times, dates or locations will be released.