In the courts


In Southern Berkshire District Court Monday:

Franklin L. Ripley, 63, of Devon Road, Stockbridge, submitted to sufficient facts for a plea of guilty to one count each of assault and battery with a deadly weapom, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was fined $50 and his case was continued without a finding until April 4, 2016.

The district attorney's office opted not to prosecute William A. Hyland IV, 22, of Atwood Avenue, Pittsfield on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, although the office reserved the right to do so in the future. Separate charges of driving without an inspection sticker and failure to notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles after a change of address were dismissed at the request of the defendant.


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