Mark Anthony Gonsky, 60, of Mountaintop, confined to the Luzerne County Prison, appeared before District Magisterial Justice Ronald W. Swank on Wednesday, May 15th, for a Preliminary Hearing on counts relating to a Wright Township DUI arrest.
Gonsky’s $20,000 bail on Fairview police charges from February was revoked on Friday, May 10, for non-compliance with bail conditions. The defendant has been incarcerated since then. He was transported from the prison to appear for the Preliminary Hearing for an April arrest by Wright Township police.
Anthony J. Moses of Kingston represented Gonsky who made his brief court appearance in prison garb and handcuffs.
The pending charges include counts of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; DUI –Highest Rate of Alcohol with a count of 0.189%, and improper operation of an unlicensed and un-insured ATV.
Atty. Moses agreed to waive the DUI counts against his client to the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. “For the time being he will remain in prison since the bail is still revoked,” the attorney said. “At some point I am sure he will look to get some sort of bail reinstatement –and then either post bail or he may pursue a rehabilitation facility.”
In addition to Gonsky’s legal encounters, the PA Department of State has placed his medical license under suspension, based on the offenses in Fairview Township regarding his threats against authorities. Gonsky’s failure to respond to an Order of Temporary Suspension and Notice of Hearing from the PA Board of Osteopathic Medicine enacted on March 15 and delivered to Gonsky by certified mail. The Board conducted a Preliminary Hearing on April 9 without Gonsky present or represented by counsel, resulting on April 11th in the issuance of an order continuing the Temporary Suspension.
As of this date, both the offenses brought by Fairview and Wright Township police departments are scheduled for formal arraignment in Luzerne County court on July 19, at 9:15 am.