The former president of the county bar association pleaded guilty Thursday to a drunken-driving charge in Frederick County District Court.
Marshall Thomas Horman, 42, of Frederick, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol per se, admitting that his blood alcohol concentration was over the legal limit for driving of .08 when he was pulled over by a Frederick police officer at 12:50 a.m. Aug. 10 in the 600 block of West Second Street. A breath test later confirmed Horman’s blood alcohol concentration was .16 at the time of his arrest.
Washington County District Judge Mark Thomas presided over Thursday’s hearing, sentencing Horman to probation before judgment with a year of unsupervised probation.
A Frederick native and co-founder of the Frederick-based Horman Nichols law firm, Horman was appointed president of the Bar Association of Frederick County on the association’s 2018 executive committee, a position he had resigned from as of Thursday, according to Susan Puhala, a private lawyer who represented Horman.
“He regrets what occurred and is looking forward to putting it behind him and proving that this incident won’t define him,” Puhala said when reached for comment after Thursday’s hearing.
Prosecutors agreed not to pursue eight more offenses filed against Horman as a result of Thursday’s guilty plea. Horman was initially facing charges including driving while impaired by alcohol, reckless driving and negligent driving.