Three Kent County men face felony DUIs in separate incidents

 

DOVER — Three Kent County men were arrested in separate felony driving under the influence investigations last week, according to police in court documents.

Leven E. Scott, 58, of Felton, was charged with a third offense DUI of alcohol and a traffic violation Friday after a single vehicle crash on Little Mastens Corner Road in the Harrington area, authorities said in papers. Mr. Scott entered not guilty pleas.

Brian H. Frazier, 39, of Houston, was arrested Saturday at approximately 1:03 a.m. on a fourth offense DUI of drugs after a traffic stop in Felton for an alleged speeding violation, a Delaware State Police trooper said in a probable cause affidavit. He later pleaded not guilty to all charges in Justice of the Peace Court and was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 16.

Thomas J. Spencer, 53, of Hartly, was charged with a seventh offense DUI on Sunday, along with a proper lane citation. He was given a $5,125 secured bond at Justice of the Peace Court 3.

According to police in court papers, Mr. Frazier said he hadn’t consumed any alcoholic beverages during a stop on U.S. 13 and Lake Andrews Road after he was allegedly seen driving a Pontiac G6 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. He told an investigation trooper “there was marijuana inside of the center console of the vehicle,” the affidavit stated.

Police said a green leafy substance was allegedly found in the vehicle and later tested positive for 4.01 grams of marijuana.

According to police in documents, Mr. Frazier declined to take a field test for possible impairment or consent to a blood draw. A computer check indicated DUI convictions in 2004, 2008 and 2014.

Leven E. Scott

Mr. Frazier was given a $5,101 secured bond in Justice of the Peace Court 3, which was posted.

Brian H. Frazier

Police said Mr. Scott was struggling to maintain balance and speaking incoherently when contacted at approximately 6:16 p.m. The Silver Kia he was driving was disabled in a grassy field went of the edge of the roadway, according to documents.

Authorities said Mr. Scott reportedly denied medical treatment by fire department EMS.

Charges included third offense DUI and failure to remain in single lane, Mr. Scott entered not guilty pleas. He was given a $2,001 cash bond which was not immediately posted. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 16.

Thomas. J. Spencer

According to court records, Mr. Scott was convicted of DUI in 2013 and 2016.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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