Three suspects with histories of DUIs arrested in Kent County

  DOVER — Three Kent County men were charged with felony DUI after separate traffic stops last week in the Camden and Smyrna areas, according to arrest affidavits. John W. Mereider, 59, of Camden-Wyoming, was allegedly found asleep in the driver’s seat of a Dodge Dakota at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Delaware State Police said in […]

Camden man’s bid to toss DUI blood draw is denied

  DOVER — A man’s bid to invalidate a DUI of alcohol investigation blood draw last year was denied in Kent County Superior Court Wednesday. Several factors warranted a Delaware State Police trooper’s probable cause for a blood draw involving motorist Edward Hale after a single-vehicle crash into a ditch on Steeles Ridge Road near […]

Townsend man charged with 5th DUI after multiple crashes

  SMYRNA — A 55-year-old Townsend man with a suspended and revoked license was arrested on a fifth offense drunken driving charge Monday after a reported hit-and-run collision Monday afternoon, according to an arrest affidavit. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Delaware State Police said, Chester W. Gove was driving a vehicle that allegedly turned into […]

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, […]

Clayton Police chief’s DUI trial postponed to April

  DOVER — A northern Kent County police chief accused of drunken driving is set to appear in court at 9 a.m. on April 9 following Monday’s delay due to scheduling conflicts. Brian C. Hill, who pleaded not guilty to a first offense driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop on Aug. […]

Clayton man faces felony drunken driving charge

CLAYTON — A 29-year-old Clayton man was charged with felony drunken driving last Sunday after a 1:45 a.m. traffic stop, an arrest affidavit said. A Clayton Police officer alleged that a vehicle driven by Gary A. Everett Jr. – who later pled not guilty – was initially seen crossing the center line several times by […]

Two Kent County residents face felony drunken driving charges

  DOVER — Separate traffic stops Wednesday prompted to felony drunken driving charges against two Kent County motorists, according to police in arrest affidavits. Patricia L. Bowman, 29, of Clayton, and Charles A. Young, 40, of Frederica, entered not guilty pleas when presented before Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach, and preliminary […]

Smyrna woman charged with third felony DUI

CLAYTON — A 24-year-old Smyrna woman was charged with felony DUI Wednesday after investigation into an alleged incident early in the morning of Sept. 30, Clayton Police said in a probable cause affidavit. A Delaware Justice Information System check indicated that Catherine Carroll had a revoked driver’s license from a previous DUI charge, and had […]

Clayton police chief on leave pleads not guilty in drunken driving case

  DOVER — A northern Kent County police chief pleaded not guilty Thursday to a drunken driving charge following a traffic stop on Aug. 12 near Smyrna. The case of Clayton Police Chief Brian C. Hill was accepted in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas and a case review scheduled for Nov. 29. Chief […]

Driver passes out in car, charged with 4th DUI

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  CLAYTON — A 36-year-old Townsend man reportedly passed out at the wheel and was later charged with a felony fourth offense DUI of drugs Thursday night, police said in an arrest affidavit. Kyle A. Tucker Jr. was driving northbound on Alley Corner Road at 5:24 p.m. and a passenger friend managed to put his […]