A former Lehman Township police officer who was charged last October with driving under the influence has been given the chance to have the charges expunged from her record.
Alaisha Sherwood, 29, of Noxen, once worked for the Lehman Twp. police department and also served as a school resource officer for the Lake-Lehman.
Sherwood was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence after troopers responded to a crash on Rt. 29 near Route 292 on Oct. 13, 2018.
She also faced summary counts of disregarding traffic lane, not driving at safe speed and careless driving.
Police said she passed the driver at a high rate of speed, eventually veering off the side of the road and flipping her Jeep, and later admitted to having “a couple drinks of wine.”
During a field sobriety test, Sherwood showed signs of impairment and later blew a .115 percent blood alcohol level at the state police barracks.
On Wednesday afternoon, President Judge Russell Shurtleff admitted Sherwood into an accelerated rehabilitative disposition program.
Under an ARD program, offenders of non-violent crimes can work to have charges expunged, provided that they have limited or no prior records.
In addition to a one-month driver’s license suspension, Sherwood was given one year of probation and a minimum of 20 hours of community service.
She must also attend alcohol safe driving school and pay the necessary tuition, pay for the cost of prosecution and a monthly supervision fee, comply with random tests, submit herself for evaluation for possible treatment, abstain from alcohol use and refrain from entering establishments that sell alcohol.