Mount Carmel man gets house arrest for DUI
SUNBURY - A Mount Carmel man charged with driving under the influence of alcohol was sentenced Monday by Judge Charles Saylor to six months of intermediate punishment, with the first 30 days on house arrest.
Michael J. Katinsky Sr., 62, of 430 W. Fig St., Mount Carmel, also was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs and fees. His driver's license will be suspended for a year and he must undergo counseling, attend alcohol highway safety school and two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week.
He also is prohibited from possessing alcohol and attending bars.
An additional count of DUI and charges of careless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road were not prosecuted under a plea agreement with the county district attorney's office.
Katinsky, who was represented by public defender Paige Rosini, was charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Shane Reamer in connection with an Oct. 26 traffic stop at Sixth and Poplar streets.
Police said Katinsky had a blood-alcohol content of .253 percent.