June 24, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Andre Chavarria, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 24, 2016.
Chavarria, age 40 of Newton, was sentenced to 180 days in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility with no parole eligibility for Driving While Suspended (2nd or subsequent offense) to run concurrently with 180 days for Driving While Intoxicated, and two years of probation with possible early release after 18 months if successfully compliant. His driver license was ordered suspended for ten years, and he must utilize an ignition interlock device for three years. He was ordered to submit a DNA sample, possibly submit to an inpatient program for 90 days and pay fines and fees totaling $1,758.00.
He pled guilty on March 28, 2016, to Driving While License is Suspended for a Second or Subsequent DWI violation, a fourth degree crime, and the motor vehicle offenses of Driving While Intoxicated (third offense) and Failure to Keep Right.
He was stopped by a police officer for failing to stay within his lane of travel. He did not have a driver license because of a driving while intoxicated conviction, and he was driving while intoxicated (third offense).
Chavarria was represented by Anthony Guerino, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent Rafuse.