Courthouse Calendar

The courthouse calendar will carry guilty, not guilty, NP and Stet verdicts.

NP (nolle prosequi): A formal entry upon the record by the prosecuting officer in a criminal case by which he declares that he “will no further prosecute” the case.

Stet: Stay of a decision that may not be entered over the defendant’s objection and may be reinstated within the year for trial at the request of either party. After one year’s time, it may be rescheduled only upon good cause shown.

The only district court motor vehicle cases that are published here are those related to impaired driving.

Circuit Court

Judge Paul M. Bowman

March 4, 2016

Thomas Maurice Nelson, 28, Rock Hall. Negligent driving. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is to pay a $300 fine on March 4, with all but $100 suspended. Driving, attempting to drive while so far impaired by drugs, drugs and alcohol that he cannot drive safely. NP. Driving, attempting to drive while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance. NP. Reckless driving. NP.

Judge J. Frederick Price

March 31, 2016

Timothy B. Wright, 49, Camden-Wyoming, Del. The court finds the defendant guilty of failure to drive on the right half of the roadway when required; negligent driving; and failure to obey properly placed traffic control device instructions. He is to pay a $100 fine for each count and court costs of $145 within 30 days. Driving while impaired by alcohol. Acquitted. Driving while so far impaired by drugs and alcohol that he cannot drive safely. Acquitted. Driving while under the influence of alcohol. NP. Driving while under the influence of alcohol per se. NP.

District Court

Judge John E. Nunn III

May 16, 2016

Motor vehicle case

Nathaniel Hurley Bolton, 33, Newark, Del. Driving while impaired by alcohol. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The guilty verdict is stricken and the court offers probation before judgment. The defendant is placed on supervised probation. He is to pay a $500 fine, with $250 suspended, and $57.50 in court costs. Driving while under the influence of alcohol. NP. Speeding: 57 mph in a 25-mph zone. NP.

Judge John E. Nunn III

May 18, 2016

Criminal case

Jordan Michaela Zotto, 19, Chestertown. Possession of drug paraphernalia (six counts). NP all counts.

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