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A 43-year-old Laceyville man was sentenced in Wyoming County Court Wednesday morning to 18-60 months in state prison for his seventh DUI.

Ray Dean Dennis of Clapper Hill Road told President Judge Russell Shurtleff that twins were expected in his household in the New Year and he hoped to see their arrival.

“I need to be here for them,” Dennis said. “I know I’m guilty here and I realize I’ve got to make better decisions.”

He indicated that he’d been clean in recent months and “I ain’t doing nothing wrong now.”

Court records, however, note that when Dennis was arrested at Bluhm’s gas station in Laceyville last Dec. 30, he had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, and police noticed four open 16-ounce cans of Busch beer in his 1997 Chevy truck.

When Patrolman Kevin Costello asked for his driver’s license, he discovered it had expired in 2009, and the inspection on his vehicle expired in 2012.

Further investigation turned up a previous arrest for DUI in Alaska in 2008, and according to the judge, there were five others.

In handing down the sentence which also included a $2,500 fine, Judge Shurtleff said it was clear to him that Dennis was not addressing his problem. He added that as much as Dennis was a threat to himself, having him on the road was an even greater threat to society.

He was told that he would be transported to Camp Hill for processing in the near future, and was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies.

Others sentenced in Wyoming County Court on Wednesday:

*Jordan Garrett Brown, 24, of Laceyville, was sentenced to 12-24 months in state prison and a $1,000 fine for simple assault on March 9.

*John Douglas Conahan, 38, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 10 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Sept. 2.

*Ryan Jacob Conklin, 22, of Clifford Township, was sentenced to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on Aug. 16.

*Douglas Michael Gates, 42, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to five years standard intermediate punishment commencing with 90 days house arrest and a $1,500 fine for DUI, second offense, on July 13, 2016.

*Edward Jerry Holsopple, 46, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Jan. 17.

*Johnathan Edward Holsopple, 24, of Monroe Township, was sentenced to 14-36 months in state prison and a $500 fine for fleeing or attempting to elude police on Sept. 5.

*Robert John Kopovich, 42, of Hop Bottom, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for false swearing on Feb. 2, 2015.

*Sarah Christina Maryasz, 40, of Wyaluing, was sentenced to 6 months probation and a $300 fine for DUI on June 12, 2016.

*Joshua Robert Milliron, 37, of Mehoopany, was sentenced to 6 months probation commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI, second offense on May 20.

*Simon Alexander Pease, 20, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Aug. 1, 2016.

*Randolf Ray Reiger, 29, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 7-24 months in state prison, a $500 fine and $189.60 in restitution for theft of services on July 7.

*Joshua Leigh Smith, 36, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 9-36 months in state prison and $500 fine for contraband on Feb. 1.

*Timothy Thomas VavVleck, 20, of Factoryville was sentenced to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI on Apr. 3; and to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for resisting arrest, also on April 3.

*Randy Justin Warrelmann, 24, of Harveys Lake, was sentenced to 48 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Dec. 3, 2014.

*William Watkins Jr., 53, of Dalton, was sentenced to 18-60 months in state prison and a $500 fine for endangering the welfare of children on April 16, 2016.

*George E. Zacharias, 52, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 22 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Aug. 1.