SALISBURY, Md.- A Berlin man has been sentenced to eight years in the Maryland Department of Corrections following recent convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol as a subsequent offender.
A Wicomico County Circuit Court judge on Monday sentenced 48-year-old James David Nibblett Jr. of Berlin, Md., to the maximum sentence allowed under state law: three years in prison, with all but one year and one day suspended. Nibblett will be subject to three years of supervised probation upon his release from prison.
Nibblett's sentence was in addition to recent prison sentences that were previously imposed in two other similar cases.
On Oct. 19, 2012, Nibblett appeared before the Wicomico County Circuit Court for a separate DUI arrest. On that date, he was sentenced to two years in prison, with all but one year and one day suspended. Less than a week later, on Oct. 25, Nibblett appeared in the Wicomico County District Court and was sentenced to three years behind bars with one year suspended on yet another DUI case.
Court records show the three aforementioned convictions represent Nibblett's four, fifth and sixth convictions for alcohol-related traffic offenses.
"The eight-year sentence received by this defendant, which includes four years of active time in the Department of Corrections, is a strong message to repeat offenders that driving under the influence and driving impaired will not be tolerated in Wicomico County," said Wicomico County State's Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello.
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