Lieutenant governor’s aide, councilman Polce pleads guilty to DUI

Tanner Polce

DOVER — The policy director for Democratic Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, who is also a councilman in Dover, has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.

Court records show 26-year-old Tanner Polce pleaded guilty Wednesday. Prosecutors dropped related traffic charges, including failing to remain stopped at a signal and inattentive driving, related to a collision north of Middletown that left two men in the other car with minor injuries.

After his arrest in May, Polce indicated that he planned to fight the drunken-driving charge and said he looked forward to proving his innocence in court.

Polce did not immediately return a phone message Friday. His attorney, Democratic state Rep. Sean Lynn, declined comment.

Aides to Hall-Long did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment and details on Polce’s employment status.

Polce was elected a Dover First District councilman in April.

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