Alleged DUI Driver Knocks SUV into Pond

Credit: Mark AndersonA man has been arrested on DUI charges by New Castle County police after an accident on December 20th.  The accident happened just before 6:00 p.m. Friday on Commons Boulevard near Reads Way when the driver of a 2003 Dodge Intrepid, driven by Robert Blisard, 41, was driving erratically in traffic. The Intrepid struck the back bumper of a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville, driven by Mary Rhodes, 43, that was in the left lane.

Reports from the scene of the accident say that the impact caused the Intrepid to travel into the right lane and then off the roadway and down a hill before rolling into a pond.  The Bonneville traveled approximately a mile down the road before it came to a stop.

Witnesses identify the passenger in the intrepid as Joe Moorehead, 23. All three individuals involved in the crash were transported to the Christiana Hospital by ambulance personnel and were treated for minor injuries and released.

Digital records indicated that Blisard and Moorhead both had capias warrants. Upon release from the hospital, Blisard was taken into custody and charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license. He was arraigned on the charges and capias and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $370 cash bail.

Moorhead was also taken into custody after his release from the hospital. He was later arraigned then released.

This driver faces more than just a simple DUI charge. There are many other charges that could potentially complicate this case. Even in such cases, however, DUI and DWI cases several factors such as how a case was handled by law enforcement and others can come into play in a DUI defense.

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