Repeat Drunk Driving Offender Pleads Guilty - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Reported by Kayla Ayres and Kye Parsons

Repeat Drunk Driving Offender Pleads Guilty

Updated:
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.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Police: Lewes Woman Arrested After Striking Officer

    Police: Lewes Woman Arrested After Striking Officer

    Monday, October 22 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-10-22 15:14:20 GMT
    Monday, October 22 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-10-22 15:14:20 GMT
    Delaware State Police arrested a Lewes woman for assaulting a law enforcement officer Sunday night.More
    Delaware State Police arrested a Lewes woman for assaulting a law enforcement officer Sunday night.More
  • Sales are Brisk as Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $1.6 Billion

    Sales are Brisk as Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $1.6 billion

    Monday, October 22 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-10-22 13:44:00 GMT
    Monday, October 22 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-10-22 13:50:53 GMT
    The $1.6 billion estimated Mega Millions jackpot would be the largest prize in U.S. history . The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo: AP)The $1.6 billion estimated Mega Millions jackpot would be the largest prize in U.S. history . The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo: AP)
    The $1.6 billion estimated Mega Millions jackpot would be the largest prize in U.S. history . The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo: AP)The $1.6 billion estimated Mega Millions jackpot would be the largest prize in U.S. history . The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo: AP)
    The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.More
    The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.      More
  • Harrington Man Charged With 4th Offense DUI

    Harrington Man Charged With 4th Offense DUI

    Monday, October 22 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-10-22 13:00:59 GMT
    Monday, October 22 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-10-22 13:45:57 GMT
    A Harrington, Delaware man has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence for a fourth time.More
    A Harrington, Delaware man has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence for a fourth time. More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Living Life to the Fullest with Beau Smith

    Living Life to the Fullest with Beau Smith

    The saying live every day like it is your last stands true for one young man on Delmarva. WBOC's Erin Tyszko takes us on a journey with Beau Smith.

    More

    The saying live every day like it is your last stands true for one young man on Delmarva. WBOC's Erin Tyszko takes us on a journey with Beau Smith.

    More
  • Somerset County Teacher Faces Child Abuse Charges

    Somerset County Teacher Faces Child Abuse Charges

    People in one Somerset County community are shocked after finding out one of their Elementary teachers is charged with allowing a man to sexually assault her 10 year old relative. 

    That teacher is 30 year-old Brittney Hughes of Salisbury, Md. Hughes was a first grade teacher at Carter  G. Woodson Elementary School in Crisfield. 

    More

    People in one Somerset County community are shocked after finding out one of their Elementary teachers is charged with allowing a man to sexually assault her 10 year old relative. 

    That teacher is 30 year-old Brittney Hughes of Salisbury, Md. Hughes was a first grade teacher at Carter  G. Woodson Elementary School in Crisfield. 

    More
  • WBOC Morning Weather: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

    WBOC Morning Weather: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

    Gear up for a chilly and windy day. The winds will stick around through much of today and it will get colder tonight. 

    More

    Gear up for a chilly and windy day. The winds will stick around through much of today and it will get colder tonight. 

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices