Magnolia man arrested on seventh DUI charge

 

DOVER — An early-morning stop prompted the arrest of a 55-year-old Magnolia man on a seventh offense DUI charge last Wednesday, Dover Police said in charging documents.

Guy W. Brummell was pulled over at 12:14 a.m. for suspected expired temporary tags while driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse in the 100 block of S. Governor’s Avenue, authorities wrote in a probable cause affidavit. He later pleaded not guilty to charges against him, papers said.

The officer claimed in court documents that he contacted the driver and “immediately detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the breath,” Also, police noted Mr. Brummell “appeared tired and could maintain eye contact or any focus” on the officer.

According to police, Mr. Brummell allegedly said he’d consumed three alcoholic beverages shortly before driving. Police said he was allegedly found with an opened bottle of alcohol and prescription medicine.

According to records, police said, Mr. Brummell was convicted of his first DUI in 1990.

A Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital nurse suffered an abrasion to her right forearm when allegedly kicked by Mr. Brummell while administering medical treatment, police said.

Other charges included offensive touching, driving while suspended or revoked, expired or invalid temporary registration plate and destruction upon expiration of temporary registration plates.

Mr. Brummell was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and initially held on a $5,000 secured bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Friday morning.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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