Milford man charged with sixth DUI


GEORGETOWN — Douglas Hall, 51, of Milford, was charged with a sixth-offense DUI following an investigation Monday, authorities said.

Delaware State Police Senior Cpl. Leonard DeMalto said that, at approximately 5:08 p.m., troopers responded to the 25000 block of Bethesda Road regarding a man who was disorderly and apparently drunk in a home’s front yard.

When troopers arrived, they learned that the man, identified as Mr. Hall, had fled from the yard on foot and returned to his Jeep, which he had driven into a nearby ditch, Cpl. DeMalto said. Troopers found the vehicle and contacted Mr. Hall as he was seated in it.

The officers detected signs of impairment with Mr. Hall and conducted a DUI investigation. He was subsequently taken into custody at the scene without further incident.

Computer checks showed that Mr. Hall had a revoked driver’s license and five prior convictions for DUI, Cpl. DeMalto said.

He was additionally charged with failure to comply with the taking of photographs and fingerprints, and driving while suspended/revoked. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on $10,600 cash bond.

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