Delaware man flees crash, charged with 12th DUI

March 15, 2014 10:26:33 AM PDT
Delaware State police say a man was charged with his 12th DUI after fleeing a crash Friday evening.

The accident happened just before 7:30 p.m. on Nine Foot Road west of DuPont Boulevard in Dagsboro, Delaware.

According to police, a report was called in about a driver walking away from a single vehicle crash.

They arrived to find a1998 Ford Mustang driven off the road and the driver, 55-year-old James Fisher hiding behind bushes.

Police say once they determined Fisher was not injured, he was taken into custody.

A routine check of his criminal history revealed Fisher had eleven DUI convictions.

His driver's license was suspended and his vehicle was not properly registered.

Fisher was charged with felony DUI, failure to comply with taking photographs and fingerprints, and numerous traffic charges.

He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $21,650 cash bail.