DWI HIT PARADE DUI Driver Was Driving Impaired
SALISBURY, MD. — Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on December 30, 2016, at 2:26 AM, a Deputy was patrolling on Rt. 13 in the area of Pollitt Dr. The Deputy observed a vehicle commit numerous traffic violations. The Deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as James Winn, 24, of Salisbury, Md. Winn, who advised that he had been drinking, failed field sobriety tests. After the investigation, Winn was arrested and cited with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and other citations. Winn was later released. James Winn was convicted of DWI and sentenced to 10 days of community service, paid a fine, and says that he regrets his actions and this incident no longer reflects who he is today.
James Winn is now a Republican candidate for Wicomico County Council and desires to make Wicomico County better with dedicated service to the community.
-“I understand the need for taxes. We need to be able to pay for the maintenance of our roads, infrastructure, and public safety. I also know how wasteful the government can be with our tax dollars. I will be a watchdog of our tax dollars in Wicomico County to keep our taxes low and fair.”
‘Hammered’ driver nearly hit Deputy before passing cruiser; Jamon Knaub had a child out for a booze cruise
SALISBURY, MD. — One way to get attention from a police officer is to nearly slam into his cruiser and then blow the horn at him while passing. The only thing this alleged dirtbag with a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit didn’t do was give the cop the finger as he went by on his merry way.
Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on December 28, 2016, at 12:55 PM, a deputy was traveling northbound on Camden Avenue in the area of Pine Bluff Road when the deputy observed a vehicle that came up quickly behind him, almost striking the rear of the deputy’s patrol vehicle. As the deputy made a turn onto Pine Bluff Rd, the deputy observed that this operator who was behind him started blaring on his horn as he went around the deputy and continued northbound. The deputy immediately initiated a stop of this subject, who would later be identified as Jamon Knaub, but Knaub continued northbound without stopping until reaching North Claremont Drive, five blocks away.
The deputy detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Knaub’s breath and person, which coupled with other observed physical indicators, caused the deputy to suspect that Knaub was under the influence of alcohol. The deputy also discovered that Knaub had a five-year-old child in the vehicle with him.
Following sobriety testing, the deputy placed Knaub under arrest. During subsequent processing, Knaub provided a breath sample that registered .35.
Knaub was released upon the issuance of citations.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Drive vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol While Transporting a Minor, Attempt by Driver to Elude Police, Driving While Suspended, Following a Motor Vehicle Closer than Reasonable and Prudent.
Jamon Eugene Knaub, of 106 Edgewood Ave., Apt 1, Fruitland, Md., was charged with theft on June 20, 2016, in Wicomico County District Court by Officer Kerr of the Fruitland Police Dept. A hearing was set for Jan. 3, 2017 with attorney Robert A. Thorton Jr., of Denton representing him.
Knaub was charged with dozens of criminal charges by an array of police officers in and around Salisbury on April 25, 2014. In Wicomico County Circuit Court, with a taxpayer-provided public defender, Tamika Fultz, representing him, a plea deal was cut with the Wicomico County States Attorney. In exchange for a guilty plea DUI and to resisting and interfering with arrest all of the other criminal charges were dropped and Knaub was given three years’ probation with no time and no fine, revealing that Wicomico County States Attorney Matt Maciarello did nothing to protect the public from this menace on the highway. With three years’ probation, Knaub will now face jail time for the prior DUI as well as his newest charge. Maciarello was appointed to the Circuit Court of Wicomico County in 2016 by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, thus he may get a chance to redeem himself and send Knaub to prison.
Charged with DUI by Ocean City Police Officer Douglas Smith on Oct. 10, 2006, Knaub got a plea deal with the Worcester County States Attorney on Jan. 22, 2007 that sent him to jail for 38 days and no fine.
Jonah Cramer kept movin’ on after crashing pickup into tree; Deputy gave him a ride to slammer for DUI
PARSONSBURG, MD. – Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on December 21, 2016, at 4:48 PM a deputy responded to a reported single-vehicle crash in the 6000 block of Heron Grove Court.
Police say that upon arrival of the deputy, he found an F-150 that had crashed into a large tree and discovered that the operator had left the scene.
The suspected operator, Jonah Cramer, 37, of Heron Grove Ct., Parsonsburg, Md., was located walking on a nearby roadway and was observed to have injuries consistent with being in a collision. The deputy observed that Cramer had an odor of an alcoholic beverage about him and other physical attributes that caused the deputy to suspect that Cramer was under the influence of alcohol. During the investigation of possible driving under the influence, Cramer refused to submit to any testing or to sign any relevant paperwork.
The deputy charged Cramer with DUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident and released him pending a future court appearance.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.