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A Lock Haven man was sentenced to jail time for driving under the influence of a controlled substance with a minor in the vehicle, court records indicate.

Tyshawn Bowery, 19, was stopped at a DUI check point on State Route 220 South at 12:17 a.m. on May 25, 2019, arresting officer Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Officer Cody Smith said.

Upon approach of Bowery's Nissan Maxima, Officer Smith said he immediately detected the odor of burnt marijuana. Officer Smith also noted that Bowery's two-year-old daughter and 17-year-old girlfriend were in the vehicle.

Bowery reportedly told the officer that he had smoked at a friend's house an hour ago and that the odor was still on his clothing.

Bowery did not have a license or active insurance at the time of the stop, according to the affidavit. His blood test confirmed THC.

Bowery pleaded guilty to first degree misdemeanor DUI - controlled substance - first offense, and summary driving while operating privileges suspended, on Dec. 13, 2019. 

He was sentenced on Jan. 9, 2020, to 72 hours to six months in county jail, a $200 fine for driving under suspension, and a $300 fine for operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility.

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