DUI lands Sugar Grove man and Sheffield woman behind bars

A Sugar Grove man and a Sheffield woman have been sent to state prison on DUI charges.

Judge Gregory Hammond handed down the sentences on Friday morning to Adam W. Baran and Alicia L. Pape during sentence court proceedings.

Hammond said that Pape was found to be driving DUI with a six, eight and 10 year old in the car and crashed into a billboard.

He said that Pape was also DUI with a four-year-old child in the car back in 2015 and said that an addiction placement in state prison is appropriate.

In handing down the sentence, Hammond included a couple of unusual provisions – that Pape have no unsupervised contact with minors and that she not drive – even if accompanied by another adult – any vehicle containing a minor.

Baran’s attorney, Grant Travis, told the court that his client recognizes that he needs to stop drinking, is involved in outpatient treatment and is employed at Superior Tire in addition to weekly attendance at church.

Baran told Hammond he would like to keep his job – where he said he works 58 hours per week – and detailed his involvement in initiatives at his church.

Hammond noted that Baran has accrued a total of seven DUIs – occurring in 1989, 1996, 2002, 2006, 2014 and 2018.

He further noted that Baran has an aggravated assault conviction in his history and said that Baran’s “past violence” makes him ineligible for an intermediate punishment sentence.

Hammond also said that Baran faked his vehicle’s inspection sticker and said he thinks that Baran has been driving himself.

Pape was sentenced to 18 months to five years incarceration, $2,125 in fines and fees, participation in the victim impact panel and alcohol highway safety school programs, a drug and alcohol evaluation and compliance with treatment recommendations an 18 month license suspension and boot camp/recidivism risk reduction incentive eligibility on a count of DUI: Controlled substance with minor occupant – metabolite – second. On a count of endangering the welfare of a child, she was sentenced to an additional 18 to 36 months consecutive incarceration, a $300 fine and to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family. She was also fined $70 each on charges of driving on right side of roadway and careless driving.

Baran was sentenced to 12 months to five years incarceration, $2,425 in fines and fees, participation in the victim impact panel and alcohol highway safety school programs, a drug and alcohol evaluation and an 18 month license suspension on a count of DUI: Controlled substance – Schedule I – second offense. He was sentenced to an additional 90 days incarceration on a count of driving while operating privilege suspended/revoked in addition to a $1,00 fine and a 12 month license suspension. He was sentenced to $345 in fines and fees on a cost of required financial responsibility, $55 on a restraint systems violation and a total of $70 each on charges of careless driving, vehicular hazard signal lamps and violations of use of certificate of inspection.

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