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Pennsylvania State Rep. Nesbit to enter rehab program, avoids trial

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Rep. Tedd Nesbit Rep. Tedd Nesbit
Mercer County, Pa. -

A Pennsylvania State Representative has avoided a trial.

Representative Tedd Nesbit was charged with DUI after an incident in December of 2018.

A Mercer County judge agreed to let Nesbit enter an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) instead of going on trial.

According to the court ruling, Nesbit is scheduled to attend the ARD program and will have his driver's license suspended for 60 days.

Nesbit is also not allowed to consume or possess any alcoholic beverages.

The ARD program is for first time offenders who do not have prior criminal convictions.

The purpose of the ARD program is to eliminate cases from the justice system and lowering the need for long and costly trials.

Nesbit spoke to 21 News shortly after the incident in December and called the incident a "horrible mistake."

Nesbit represents Pennsylvania's 8th Legislative District containing portions of Mercer and Butler counties.

Nesbit was elected to the office in 2014 and was reelected in 2016.

He has also served as an assistant district attorney for Mercer County.

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