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Man gets prison for 12th OWI

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May 27, 2014 | 09:53 AM
ELKHORN — A 45-year-old Sharon man was sentenced to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to his 12th drunken driving offense.

Duwayne F. Peters was arrested on Halloween at 9:22 p.m. on West School Street. The arresting officer reports that Peters smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, was staggering and admitted to drinking a 12-pack of beer.

Peters also was sentenced to five years of extended supervision.

Peters has prior drunken driving convictions for offenses that occurred on Aug. 21, 1993; Nov. 25, 1993; April 2, 1994; Nov. 27, 1998; Jan. 29, 1999; March 11, 1999; March 25, 1999; May 16, 1999; May 26, 1999; Jan. 14, 2004; and June 2, 2012. The criminal complaint and online court records indicate Peters didn’t receive a prison sentence for his 10th and 11th offenses.

According to the criminal complaint, Peters’ most recent conviction, for his 11th offense, occurred in Illinois.

According to the complaint, his driving privileges were revoked for one year for that conviction.

Online court records indicate that Peters was convicted in Adams County for eighth-offense drunken driving for the Jan. 14, 2004, offense.

However, based on the most recent criminal complaint, that was actually Peters’ 10th offense.

In Adams County, Peters received an imposed and stayed jail sentence, which means Peters would only serve the prison term if he violated the terms of his three-year probation.

As a condition of probation in that case, Peters was sentenced to spend one year in jail with work-release privileges.


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