Criminal charges filed:
lTristen Michael Shaffer, 49, Corsica.
Charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, an unclassified misdemeanor; and summary charges of improper turning and failure to stop at a stop sign at 11:32 a.m. Feb. 12 in Clarion Township.
Police stopped Shaffer after observing him turn his vehicle left in front of another car, almost causing a collision.
Police allegedly detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana in the vehicle.
Shaffer denied there was any marijuana in the vehicle and said he has a medical marijuana card.
A search of the vehicle turned up several empty marijuana wrappers. Shaffer allegedly was in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana.
A blood test indicated Shaffer was under the influence of marijuana while driving.
Filed by state police Tpr. Tate M. Allison.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lFrank L. Carl Jr., 38, Rimersburg.
Charged with four counts of issuing bad checks totaling $95, Aug. 3, 4, 11 and 12, 2017, to Frampton Oil Co. of Oil City. The checks were allegedly issued in Clarion Township. Filed by the victim.
lJohn Pacsai, no age provided, Clarion. Charged with operating a coin-operated device without a borough permit Feb. 1 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Clarion Borough Code Enforcement Officer Scott Sharrar.
lRobert McDade Jr., 39, Clarion. Charged with failure to remove some and/or ice from sidewalks as required by borough ordinance Jan. 23 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Sharrar.
lAaron T. Kroh, no age provided, Hermitage. Charged with failure to remove some and/or ice from sidewalks as required by borough ordinance Jan. 23 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Sharrar.
The following cases were disposed of at Quinn's office.
lSammer Rasheed Faulk, 25, Clarion. Charges of harassment (striking a male victim) at 9 p.m. Jan. 12 in Clarion Township were dismissed.
lJosiah D. Auker, 22, Mifflintown. Found guilty of illegal taking or possession of big game at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019, in Clarion Township. Fine and costs total $450.
lLeteesha VanRiper, 37, Clarion. Found guilty of violating the state mandatory school attendance law by allowing a child in her care to miss classes Jan. 17 at Clarion-Limestone High School. Fine and costs total $392.
lHali Marie Murray, 20, Clarion. Pleaded guilty to underage consumption, purchase and/or transportation of alcohol Dec. 16, 2019, in Clarion Township. Fine and cost total $370.
lJeremy George Dittman, 34, Parker, and:
lShannon Marie Pridgeon, 32, Clarion.
Both defendants pleaded guilty to harassment (fighting with each other) at 1:23 p.m. Feb. 2 in Clarion Township. Fine and costs for each defendant total $270.
lLuke Allen Viella, 22, Cranberry Township. Pleaded guilty to public drunkenness at 1:30 a.m. Feb. 16 in Clarion Borough. Fine and costs total $152.