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GILBERTON, PA – The termination hearing of Gilberton police Chief Mark Kessler, whose curse-riddled YouTube videos about gun rights have gone viral, was stopped Thursday after a loaded handgun fell from a bystander’s holster onto the concrete floor.
The gun did not go off, but Kessler’s attorney, Joseph Nahas, directed that person to leave the room packed with 40 people. After a short private meeting, officials announced that the hearing would be reconvened at a later date at a larger room at the Schuylkill County Courthouse.
“We’re in a very small room. It’s made of concrete. If a gun were to be chambered and land on concrete, like it just did, someone can be injured,” Nahas said.
This is certainly NOT the way to influence the judge when you are before him/her at your DUI hearing.
31-year-old Jessie Gonzales of Lebanon was involved in not one, but two hit and run accidents on January 26th. At the time of her arrest, Jessie’s blood level was FOUR times the legal limit. Both of her children were in the car while she was driving drunk and crashing into other vehicles. How special. I see Mother of the Year in this gal’s future.
We are also told Jessie had a serious alcohol problem and worked as a CNA at two area nursing homes. Can anyone say drug test??? WTH! Stay away from my granny!
So Jessie bebops into court yesterday and ends up getting a very light sentence because it was her first DUI and she had a good work history yada, yada, yada. Evidently nobody told poor Jessie that going on a bender the night before your DUI court date was a bad idea.
As Jessie is leaving court with her slap on the wrist sentence, an alert adult probation officer smelled alcohol on her breath. Jessie blew a 0.12 on the old breathalyzer machine, which is above the legal limit of 0.08. Keeping in mind this is the next day and our girl is still plastered.
Needless to say the judge was a tad peeved. Her lenient sentence was vacated, her bail was revoked and set at $25,000 cash, she went to the county jail and did not pass go. She had been out on bail. The judge was even considering house arrest in her case.