Felony DUI charge for Millsboro man

Delaware State News
Posted 8/23/21

MILLSBORO — A 53-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on felony DUI and other charges Sunday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.

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Felony DUI charge for Millsboro man

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MILLSBORO — A 53-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on felony DUI and other charges Sunday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.

Around 6:27 p.m., Jacob D. Burke was allegedly disorderly in a McDonald’s drive-thru at 25910 Plaza Drive, Millsboro, and a male and female contacted him about his behavior, Cpl. Pepper said. Afterward, Mr. Burke exited his vehicle carrying a large, fixed-blade knife and approached the pair, who were sitting in their car, police said.

Mr. Burke eventually dropped the knife and struck the male, who was uninjured, according to authorities. He then picked up the knife and drove away.

The suspect was located traveling on John J. Williams Highway, in the area of Angola Road, and a car stop was initiated, Cpl. Pepper said.

Mr. Burke was seen with a pocketknife in his pocket, police said, and failed to comply with multiple commands. He threw the pocketknife and was taken into custody after a brief struggle with a trooper, Cpl. Pepper added.

Located in the vehicle was a fixed-blade knife with a 6-inch blade; the pocketknife he threw also was located by troopers.

Charges against Mr. Burke included possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony, fourth-offense DUI, aggravated menacing, resisting arrest, driving while suspended, offensive touching and disorderly conduct. Mr. Burke was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $41,150 cash bond.