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Repeat Drunk Driving Offender Pleads Guilty

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Ronald Lee Peek Ronald Lee Peek

SALISBURY, Md.- A Salisbury man with a history of drunk driving offenses was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail with work leave permitted after pleading guilty to driving while impaired.

During his trial in Wicomico County District Court, 47-year-old Ronald Lee Peek admitted to his ninth offense of drunk driving.

Officers from the Salisbury Police Department pulled over Peek on May 15, 2010 after observing his car crossing double yellow lines on Church Street at Davis Street. Peek refused sobriety and breath tests, so the state could not prove Peek had a blood alcohol content of .08, which is required for a driving under the influence charge.

Peek's defense attorney, Lee Clarke, said his client enrolled in an intensive outpatient program in June and noted that Peek has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings regularly.

Peek apologized to the court and said he should have known better.

"Nine offenses is just nine too many," Judge Bruce Wade told Peek.

Peek was given the maximum sentence of one year in the Wicomico County Detention Center and a $1,000 fine. Wade granted Peek work leave so he could continue to retain his job as an HVAC technician.

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