Felton man charged with seventh DUI

DOVER — A 52-year-old Felton man was charged with a seventh DUI offense after police arrived to find his vehicle stuck in a ditch in the median of U.S. 13 southbound late Friday night, authorities wrote in a probable cause affidavit.

Anthony B. McLeish, whose address was listed as a post office box, allegedly told an arriving trooper he fell asleep while driving at about 11:40 p.m., according to Delaware State Police in court documents.

“Anthony stated that he had ‘Bud Ice’ at ‘Touchdowns’,” police said in papers.

Anthony B. McLeish

Anthony B. McLeish

A trooper said he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mr. McLeish’s breath, according to the affidavit.

“I observed Anthony’s eyes to be red and Anthony’s speech to be slurred,” the trooper stated.

After refusing to take a field test, police claimed in documents, Mr. McLeish allegedly said, “I told you, I have been drinking, what do you want from me?”

Mr. McLeish declined to take a preliminary breath test, police said, and needed assistance exiting his vehicle.

“Anthony could not walk on his own,” a trooper stated in documents.

A Delaware Justice Information System check found Mr. McLeish was convicted for DUI in 1988, 1994, 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2009, according to police.

Mr. McLeish was taken to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover for a blood draw at about 2:03 a.m., police said in papers.

The alleged incident unfolded in the area of U.S. 13 and Voshells Mill Road near a Waffle House, police said.

After an appearance at Justice of the Peace Court in Dover, Mr. McLeish’s case was transferred to the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

In the affidavit, police listed the alleged victims as society/public.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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