Cheswold man charged with felony DUI

By Craig Anderson
Posted 5/7/23

A 44-year-old Cheswold man was arrested for his ninth DUI offense after a traffic stop in Dover on Saturday, Delaware State Police said.

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Cheswold man charged with felony DUI

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DOVER — A 44-year-old Cheswold man was arrested for his ninth DUI offense after a traffic stop Saturday, Delaware State Police said.

According to spokesman Senior Cpl. Leonard DeMalto, at approximately 4:16 p.m., a trooper on patrol observed a silver Dodge Ram traveling north on South DuPont Highway, near Walnut Shade Road. The officer saw the pickup swerve, cross lane lines multiple times and change lanes without using a turn signal.

The trooper stopped the Ram and contacted the driver, Christopher Harris. Alcohol was smelled on Mr. Harris’ breath, Cpl. DeMalto said. The trooper also observed signs of impairment and saw open alcoholic drinks in the truck.

Mr. Harris was subsequently taken into custody for DUI.

Computer checks showed that his driver’s license was suspended and that he had eight prior convictions for DUI.

Mr. Harris was taken to Troop 3, Camden, and charged with seventh offense or greater DUI and numerous traffic offenses. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on $21,007 cash bond.

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