Stephen Shoemaker was supposed to be in court at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to receive his punishment for a drunken driving conviction, WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pa., reported Wednesday.
Judge Edward Guido said he had demanded an arrest warrant be issued after Shoemaker didn't show up until 3:30 p.m.
After the judge heard Shoemaker traveled on foot in the 90-degree heat and even had to rest at Carlisle Regional Medical Center for treatment of dehydration, he delayed the sentencing until July, WGAL-TV said.
Deputy Public Defender Anthony Adams said he offered to drive Shoemaker back to his home in Shippensburg, Pa.
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