A 38-year-old Scranton man could spend as much as 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday in Wyoming County Court to homicide by vehicle while under the influence.
Ryan Christopher Kehoe, of Diamond Avenue, appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff who said a mandatory minimum would be three years for a May 27 crash that led to the death of a motorcyclist John Machinshok, 64, of Wilkes-Barre.
Kehoe’s 2002 BMW coupe was traveling east at about 8:35 a.m. on Route 6, about a mile east of the Wyoming County Fairgrounds in Meshoppen Twp., when his vehicle crossed lanes, crashing into Machinshok’s Harley-Davidson.
At the accident scene, Kehoe told authorities he took prescription medication for asthma, high blood pressure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
When he provided blood and urine samples at Tyler Memorial Hospital, one test also showed positive results for methamphetamine and amphetamine, police said.
On Friday, Kehoe also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance and could face an additional six months in jail along with a $5,000 fine.
Judge Shurtleff said he would be sentenced at a later date.
Other pleas entered Friday morning:
*Nicholas Joseph Ammirato, 19, of Kunkletown, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 7, 2015.
*Robert William Barth III, 30, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property on Oct. 26, 2015.
*Lindsey Carter, 30, of Wilkes-Barre, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement on Dec. 5, 2015.
*Bradley Scott Coutee, 38, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats on Oct. 26, 2015.
*Marsha Renee Coutee, 40, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on April 24.
*Stanley J. Ely Jr., 51, of Hop Bottom, pleaded guilty to theft by deception on Oct. 28, 2013.
*Teddie Michael Ely, 21, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance on Oct. 30, 2015.
*Richard Paul Evans, 47, of Scranton, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on March 15.
*Cynthia Louise Fink, 35, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to DUI on Sept. 6, 2015.
*James Ryan Freedman-Sherrill, 20, of Baltimore, Md., pleaded guilty to stalking on May 31, 2015.
*Scott Richard Grow Jr., 21, of Mehoopany, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and simple assault on Jan. 29.
*Gary Allen Hartshaw, 55, of Laceyville, pleaded guilty to DUI on Feb. 14.
*Jason Raymond Hollitt, 36, of Freeland, pleaded guilty to retail theft on Aug. 17, 2015.
*David Joseph Jones, 53, of Dickson City, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on Dec. 22, 2015.
*John Kostige, 89, of Factoryville, pleaded no contest to corruption of minors on Nov. 29, 2013.
*David Brian London, 51, of Hunlock Creek, pleaded guilty to DUI on March 11.
*Samantha Autumn Mattocks, 23, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Sept. 4, 2015.
*Eric Robert McCarty, 31, of Wilkes-Barre, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Feb. 9.
*Mary Terese McCue, 50, of Harveys Lake, pleaded guilty to Bad Checks on April 24, 2014.
*Russell Eugene Morrison Jr., 55, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with registration requirements on June 22.
*Bernard Stephen Ostrowsky, 74, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass on June 25.
*Ronnie Ann Posten 44, of Laceyville, pleaded guilty to DUI on Sept. 19, 2015.
*Kelly Michelle Rinebold, of Rome, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on April 27.
*Jon Timothy Schwobel, 33, of Lake Winola, pleaded guilty to DUI on May 7.
*Jason Wayne Severcool, 32, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI on Aug. 13, 2015; to DUI, second offense, on April 30; and to driving while under suspension on April 30.
*Eric Steven Sipple, 27, of Exeter, pleaded guilty to retail theft on March 26.
*William Wesley Snyder, 34, of Old Forge, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person on March 16.
*Christopher Matthew Stanley, 43, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance on Nov. 19, 2015; and to possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 19, 2015.
*Brenda Lee Tobin, 39, of Nicholson, pleaded guilty to unsworn falsification on Dec. 20, 2015.
*Brady Wood, 26, of Springville, pleaded guilty to possession of dug paraphernalia on Oct. 2, 2013.
*Michael David Zacharias, 27, of Monroe Township, pleaded guilty to simple assault on May 9.