Prison Time in DUI Manslaughter Case

A hit and run driver was sentenced to prison after conviction at his local trial.

Jeremy Peer was convicted several weeks ago and was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Judge Dedee S. Costello, who sentenced each to prison.

Peer, 18, of Westland, Michigan, was sentenced to 12 years prison followed by three years probation for Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death.

Peer was vacationing with friends on April 17, 2006 when his SUV left the roadway and struck Colleen Martin and Monty Martin, who were visiting from Pennsylvania.

Colleen Martin, 31, died on the scene. Monty Martin was injured and taken to the hospital, but recovered and testified at the trial.

The probation included a prohibition against drinking alcoholic beverages, a ban on driving, and the maximum fine of $10,000.00.

Florida law requires Peer to serve at least 85 percent of the prison sentence.