Marci Ann Peterson, 44, was found guilty by a jury of Driving While Impaired by Alcohol and related traffic violations after an October 9, 2015 trial in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court.

Peterson was stopped by a Maryland State Trooper on June 26, 2015 on Rt. 301 at Rt. 304 in Centreville for a traffic violation.  Peterson was determined to have consumed alcoholic beverages, completed field sobriety testing unsatisfactorily and was arrested.  She refused to submit to a breath test to determine her level of inebriation.

Peterson has two prior convictions from 1996 for Driving While Intoxicated and a 2013 conviction for Driving While Impaired.  Peterson also has prior suspensions of her driving privileges for refusing to submit to a chemical test after arrest.

On November 2, 2015 Peterson was sentenced to 24 months of incarceration, the Judge suspended all but 120 days of the sentence.  Following her release from the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center, Peterson will be placed on 36 months of supervised probation.

Christine Dulla Rickard, Deputy State’s Attorney, prosecuted this case.