• 50°

Bond increased for man facing multiple DWI counts

By Jessie Burchette
jburchette@salisburypost.comA Rowan County District Court judge has increased the bond for a Rockwell man awaiting trial on multiple charges of driving while impaired.
Danny Lee Peeler Jr. 49, was in court on a probation violation from a previous DWI conviction and a separate DWI case from 2008.
Court officials said Peeler has a total of three DWI cases pending, along with other traffic offenses. All three involved traffic accidents with property damage but no injuries.
Previously, officials had said there were four cases pending.
Assistant District Attorney Michelle Monk requested that Peeler’s bond be raised to $25,000 pending disposition of the cases and the probation violation.
Peeler’s attorney, Greg Jones, argued that Peeler’s family has taken away his access to cars and he won’t be driving anymore. “The vice has been taken away,” Jones said. “The vehicle has been disposed of.”
Jones said Peeler’s family has posted assets to cover his bond and Peeler has made five court dates since last August dealing with the July 2008 charges.
Judge Beth Dixon increased the bond on two DWI cases from $1,000 to $5,000 during district court Tuesday. Peeler had already posted $5,000 bond on the April 14 DWI charge.
Dixon said bond serves the purpose of ensuring court dates are kept as well as ensuring public safety. She left open the possibility that the bond could be hiked again.
While dealing with the bond issue, the state made no progress in dealing with the DWI and related traffic offenses.
Monk said her office has not received the blood tests results in the cases but has asked for expedited results.
Jones said the lab results will show that all the cases involve prescription drugs, not alcohol.
Judge Dixon set a new date of June 2 to deal with the probation violation and the 2008 charges.
Peeler has two other court dates this month, May 15 and May 28, dealing with charges from Feb. 23 and April 14 incidents.
Contact Jessie Burchette at 704-797-4254.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

News

Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need

Education

Education shoutouts

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

Local

March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Education

Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships

Education

Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors

Education

Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program

Nation/World

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push

Nation/World

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Nation/World

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Nation/World

FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity

Coronavirus

Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper announces end to curfew, changes to restrictions affecting bars, high school sports

Crime

Blotter: Two charged after call about package

Crime

Salisbury Police investigating two shootings

Crime

Chase involving Kernersville man ends in woods behind Carson High School

News Main

North Rowan girls end season with playoff loss to Murphy

Education

Rowan-Salisbury EC department plunges in place after raising $1,300 for Special Olympics

Nation/World

Tiger Woods injured in car crash, has surgery on legs

Local

Local stakeholders set goals, direction to tackle city’s housing issues

Education

RSS board talks future of Henderson Independent School