Man denies fourth drunken driving offenseOctober 29,2013Man denies
An Orwell man charged with a fourth offense of drunken driving denied the felony charge in court Monday.
Peter Pfenning, 50, pleaded innocent to a charge of DUI 4 which carries a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in jail and a minimum sentence of at least 192 consecutive hours of jail time.
Pfenning, who appeared in court on a citation, remains free on court-ordered conditions that include he not consume or possess alcohol and that he report daily to the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department for alcohol testing.
Pfenning was arrested earlier this month after Vermont State Police said he was seen driving in the wrong lane on Route 7 in Clarendon. Police said Pfenning’s blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.188 percent. The legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in Vermont is 0.08 percent.MORE IN This Just InTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: A brief midsummer return of last winter’s stubborn cold air mass descends over the Northern Plains, Midwest and Northeast this week bringing colder than seasonable daytime temperatures. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full StoryRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: 2nd president John Adams signs Sedition Act on this day in 1798 providing jail time for criticizing the government; Jerry Rubin, co-creator of the Yippies, American activist, political theorist, businessman, born this day in 1938. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads astronomic, historic and epigrammatic content... Full Story
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