Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

January 23, 2014

Lebanon County Clerk of Courts charged with failing to report DUI convictions to PennDOT1-23-14 Lisa Arnold

HARRISBURG ? Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against Lebanon County Clerk of Courts Lisa Arnold, 48, 47 S. 5th Ave., Lebanon, for allegedly failing to report DUI convictions and other information to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

As the Clerk of Courts, Arnold is required to report DUI convictions or acquittals within 10 days after final judgment. According to the criminal complaint, Arnold failed to provide PennDOT with the required information 203 times between Jan. 1, 2013 and Oct. 24, 2013.

The charges state that Arnold directed her staff to not participate in the notification process and kept confiscated drivers' licenses and associated paperwork in a plastic bag in a filing cabinet.

Arnold is charged with one count of obstructing administration of law or other government function and one count of failure to comply with provisions of subchapter (reports by courts). A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 13 at Lebanon County Central Court.

 The case will be prosecuted in Lebanon County by Deputy Attorney General Clarke Madden of the Attorney General's Criminal Prosecutions Section.

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

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