Crash in Delaware Leads to 4th DUI Charge for Man

A DUI arrest does not have to mean a DUI conviction. While some cases are obviously clear, so many more have flaws, whether it be the breath test or a blood test, or improper arrest procedures — any number of things can go wrong in the arrest and charging process. It’s only possible to take advantage of these flaws, however, with the help of a skilled and competent DUI defense lawyer.

A man has been charged with a fourth DUI offense after a crash that caused three people to sustain injuries, including the suspect himself, in Delaware.

The 48-year-old driver was driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse, according to reports, in Middletown, when he attempted to pass a tractor-trailer moving south in front of him. When he did so, he crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a 1991 Nissan NX operated by a 42-year-old man of Newark, Delaware.

The Mitsubishi rolled onto the shoulder of the highway, while the Nissan spun around and stopped in the northbound lane.

The suspect, the driver of the Nissan, and a 49-year-old male passenger in the suspect’s car were taken to Christiana Hospital Trauma Center. The injuries were all deemed serious, but no one of them were considered to be life-threatening.

Police have charged the driver of the Mitsubishi with a count of fourth offense driving under the influence of alcohol, a count of reckless driving relating to alcohol, and a count of failure to have proof of motor vehicle insurance. The arrest and arraignment will follow one the suspect is released from the hospital.

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in the state of Pennsylvania, you’ll find an ally at the office of Steven Kellis. Call us today for a free consultation and we will do everything in our power to see that your case reaches its best possible resolution.