Houston man arrested for fourth offense DUI

HARRINGTON — A 55-year-old Houston man was charged with a fourth offense DUI after a reported hit and run accident Wednesday, Harrington police Capt. Earl Brode said. Police were initially called to the Midway Shopping Center at approximately 3:36 p.m. and told a vehicle had allegedly fled after striking another vehicle, police said. The vehicle […]

Rehoboth man charged with DUI after striking a police car

REHOBOTH — The Delaware State Police are investigating a DUI-involved crash that happened early Saturday morning. Just after midnight on Saturday moning, a 2005 Chrysler 300 side-swiped a fully-marked DSP Chevrolet Tahoe which was conducting a traffic stop with its emergency lights activated on Old Landing Road. The trooper realized his vehicle was about to […]

Driver critically injured in Rehoboth crash

REHOBOTH BEACH — A 61-year-old Rehoboth Beach man was critically injured during a crash on Del. 1 south of Holland Glade Road late Thursday, Delaware State Police said. A fifth offense DUI charge resulted for William F. Williams, 49, of Edgewood, Md., who authorities said was driving a 2016 Volkswagen Passat that struck the rear […]

Lawnmower-riding man charged with felony DUI

LINCOLN — A 60-year-old Greenwood man was charged with a fifth-offense DUI after allegedly traveling on a road and through yards on a lawnmower and acting disorderly Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Troopers were initially called to the 10000 block of Webbs Farm Road at approximately 4:02 p.m. for a […]

Seaford woman facing 7th DUI charge

BRIDGEVILLE — Melissa Jurado, a 39-year-old from Seaford, was arrested by Delaware State Police following an early morning crash on Saturday that led to a felony seventh offense driving under the influence of alcohol charge, said Cpl. Jason Hatchell, spokesman for the state police. The incident took place just after 3:30 Saturday morning, when troopers […]

Felony DUI charge follows shoplifting complaint

LEWES — A 58-year-old woman was charged with a sixth offense DUI following a shoplifting complaint Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said. Troopers were called to the Acme grocery store at 18578 Coastal Highway at approximately 1:03 p.m. for a reportedly intoxicated person shoplifting, authorities said. Prior to arriving troopers received broadcasts […]

Tougher DUI laws, but concerns persist

DOVER — It’s been nearly a decade since Delaware’s impaired driving laws toughened and they’ve been an effective deterrent, according to the former legislator who spearheaded efforts in 2011. Elevated penalties with each DUI conviction are a must, former state Rep. Helene Keeley said last week. “I think statistics will show that most people arrested […]

Dover men arrested for DUI, gun possession in two separate incidents

DOVER — A 43-year-old Dover man was charged with DUI and a firearm offense after being found slumped over a steering wheel late Wednesday, authorities said. Shawn Schlegel was contacted by officers at approximately 10:41 p.m. in the area of Blue Beach Drive and Alder Road; Dover Police said a loaded 9mm handgun was allegedly […]

Blades man charged with third offense DUI

BLADES — A 39-year-old Blades man was charged with third offense DUI after an initial domestic disturbance call early Thursday, Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Darren Lester said. According to authorities, Quanteve L. Hanzer had been involved in a verbal dispute with family members that escalated into a physical altercation with family members. Police said […]

Fifth offense DUI charged in Lewes

LEWES — A 44-year-old Lewes man was charged with a fifth offense DUI following a domestic incident and ensuing traffic stop, Delaware State Police said. Woodrow W. Dickerson drove from the scene of a domestic incident in the 30000 block of Buttonwood Drive and was later stopped on Coastal Highway after allegedly committing traffic violations, […]