Georgetown man faces 7th DUI offense, Endangering the Welfare of a Child

GEORGETOWN – A 45-year-old Georgetown man faces a seventh DUI charge and other offenses after police found him to be intoxicated and impaired at the wheel with a child in the vehicle on Halloween night.

Heriberto Acebedo was arrested Thursday, Oct. 31 following a traffic stop for a mechanical violation, according to Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin.

The traffic stopped occurred at about 8:30 p.m. in the area of North Street.

Upon contact, police determined the driver appeared to be intoxicated and showed multiple signs of impairment, Det. Melvin said.

An inquiry by officers revealed that Acebedo had six previous DUI convictions.

A 12-year-old juvenile was found to be a passenger in the vehicle and two other children, ages 10 and 2, had been left at Acebedo’s residence alone, Det. Melvin said.

Georgetown police charged Acebedo with a 7th DUI offense, which is a felony, Driving Without a License, and three charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Acebedo was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution due to his intoxicated state, Det. Melvin said.

Reach the Delaware State News newsroom at

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Facebook Comment