New Holland man faces up to 10 years in prison for DUIs

Published on LancasterOnline on May 27, 2016 in print and online.

A New Holland man faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged with two DUIs in a week last year.

Judge Howard Knisely recently sentenced Angel Ramirez-Castellano, 59, to three to 10 years in state prison.

Ramirez-Castellano pleaded guilty in November to two counts of driving under the influence in one week in May 2015, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

He was pulled over by Lancaster city police on May 9, 2015. His blood-alcohol content was 0.26 percent. Seven days later he was pulled over by state police in East Lampeter Township. His blood-alcohol content was 0.246 percent.

The legal limit in Pennsylvania is 0.08 percent.

Ramirez-Castellano has five DUI convictions since 2003 and served two different state-prison sentences for past offenses, according to the district attorney’s office.

 

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