Magnolia man charged with indecent exposure, DUI

 

DOVER — A 54-year-old Magnolia man was charged with second-degree indecent exposure after he began urinating on a Delaware State Police vehicle during investigation into possible drunken driving at Killens Pond State Park Tuesday night, according to an arrest affidavit.

Edwin A. Todd Sr. was later charged with a felony fifth offense DUI after he was first found alone in a vehicle stopped in the middle of a roadway by a Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control at 6 p.m., a trooper said court documents.

The DNREC officer told an arriving trooper that Mr. Todd’s “vehicle was stopped blocking traffic and the key was in the ignition.” The DNREC officer believed Mr. Todd to be “extremely intoxicated,” papers said.

A trooper “could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath,” according to the affidavit and Mr. Todd was swaying and having difficulty standing. At one point, according to police, the defendant “attempted to put his arm on me to keep his balance.” Supposedly glassy, glazed over, blood shot eyes with dilated pupils were noted in the arrest report.

“The defendant’s speech was confused and slightly slurred,” the trooper wrote in the affidavit. “The defendant admitted that he had been drinking beer.”

Edwin A. Todd Sr.

An intoxilyzer test administered at 7:54 p.m. at Troop 3 allegedly registered a 0.323 blood alcohol concentration, according to documents.

A Delaware Justice Information System check found Mr. Todd was convicted of DUI in 1990, 1992, 1994 and 2008, according to documents.

A failure to have required insurance violation was also filed. Mr. Todd entered not guilty pleas to the pending insurance and indecent exposure charges. No plea on the DUI charge was recorded.

Mr. Todd was held in detention in lieu of a $6,501 cash bond that was not immediately posted.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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