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In Southern Berkshire District Court on Monday:

Cameron W. Boraski, 23, of Hemlcok Hill, Dalton, submitted to sufficient facts for a finding of guilty to one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He was fined a total of $600, ordered to surrender his license for 45 days and enroll in an alcohol education program. His case was continued without a finding until Oct. 17, 2016. He was found responsible to a charge of driving outside marked lanes.

Matthew R. Belland, of Richardson Street, Pittsfield, submitted to sufficient facts for a finding of guilty to one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He was fined a total of $350, ordered to surrender his license for 45 days and attend an alcohol education program.

In Northern Berkshire District Court on Friday:

Peter Cavanaugh, 52, of West Main Street, North Adams, had a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth. He was also found not responsible for not having an inspection sticker.

Jacob Bristol, 19, of River Road, Clarksburg, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle that was continued without a finding until Oct. 18. He was fined $50. He was found not responsible for failing to stop and speeding.

In a separate case, Bristol admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle that was continued without a finding until Oct. 18. He was fined $50. He was found not responsible for speeding.

Ryan Denault, 27, of Middle Road, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of assault and battery that was continued without a finding until Oct. 18, 2016. He was fined $50.

Benjamin Orduno, Jr., 54, of Union Street, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of operating under the influence. He was placed on probation until May 19, 2017, and fined $600. He also admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle that was continued without a finding and dismissed.

Samantha McVinney, 20, of Walnut Street, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of assault and battery. She was sentenced to one year of jail with 83 days to be served directly and the balance suspended until she completes probation on Nov. 20. She was credited with 83 days for time already served while awaiting disposition. A charge of assault and battery on a child resulting in injury was dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth.


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