A 46-year-old man who was stopped for speeding on a motorcycle and later was charged with his fifth drunken-driving offense was sentenced Monday in District Court.
Francis Terry Peltier was sentenced for felony DUI to 13 months with the state Department of Corrections, followed by three years of probation. Judge G. Todd Baugh also ordered Peltier to pay a $3,000 fine and recommended him for a state alcohol-treatment program.
Peltier was charged in July 2009 after a sheriff's deputy stopped a motorcycle at about 1 a.m. for speeding on Highway 312. The deputy said the motorcycle was going 71 mph in a 50-mph zone, and both Peltier, who was driving, and a female passenger smelled of alcohol.
Peltier gave a breath sample that showed his blood-alcohol content was 0.114 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Peltier has two prior felony convictions, including a DUI in 1995, and 12 prior misdemeanor convictions. As part of a plea deal, Baugh dismissed a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license.