Pre-trial conference rescheduled in Kraynak DUI case
SUNBURY - A pre-trial conference for Dr. Raymond J. Kraynak in his driving under the influence of alcohol case has been rescheduled for June 7.
The 55-year-old Kulpmont resident and member of Mount Carmel Area School Board was scheduled for a pre-trial conference Friday morning before Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor, but that legal proceeding was continued at Kraynak's request until June 7. The request for postponement was made Wednesday.
At a February hearing before Judge William H. Wiest, Attorney James Zurick argued that Coal Township police did not have probable cause to charge his client with driving under the influence of alcohol at a DUI checkpoint on Route 61 in Coal Township last May. Zurick claimed the checkpoint was illegal and said the defendant was the only person charged with DUI during the checkpoint.
On April 17, Wiest denied Zurick's request to suppress evidence and the case proceeded to a pre-trial conference.
Kraynak, a practicing physician with offices in Ashland, Mount Carmel and Shamokin, is charged by Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Henrich with one count of DUI and has vowed to take the case to trial.
He remains free on his own recognizance.