A State College podiatrist who pleaded guilty to several driving under the influences charges in Centre County was back in Clearfield County Court Monday.
Sharon Pletcher, 58, whose address is listed as Port Matilda, was on probation in Clearfield County for assaulting a police officer in June 2016 at Penn Highlands Clearfield.
Since that time she has been charged twice with DUI in Centre County. She also had a DUI case that occurred prior to the Clearfield County case.
Monday she was in Clearfield County Court to answer for violating her probation. President Judge Fredric Ammerman sentenced her to six months to one year in jail and one year consecutive probation.
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In February, Pletcher was sentenced in Centre County Court to six months to five years sentence in jail and 18 months probation for the three DUI charges. The new sentence will run consecutive to the Centre County sentences.
“This lady is clearly a danger to the public,” Ammerman said, adding that if it had been up to him, he would have sentenced her to state prison for the DUI charges.
Her attorney noted that she was suffering from depression and self-medicating. He said that she has been to rehabilitation.
According to the affidavit in this case, when a Clearfield Borough police officer tried to calm Pletcher down, she reportedly threw a cup of water at him and tried to leave the room. He blocked her and she pushed him several times, he said. She told him to handcuff her which he did. After he seated her on the hospital bed, she kicked him in the groin, police said.