Man arrested for 5th DUI in Delaware

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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Man arrested for 5th DUI in Delaware

BLADES, Del. (WPVI) -- Police have arrested a Seaford, Delaware man for his 5th DUI after he failed to slow down or move over for an emergency vehicle.

The incident occurred around 10:50 p.m. Friday as a trooper was conducting a traffic stop on a motor vehicle on Seaford Road (Alt. US13) northbound just north of Easter Lane in Blades.

As the trooper exited the patrol car, a separate vehicle traveling northbound on Seaford Road passed the trooper within a matter of two feet, failing to slow down or move over even though there was no other traffic in the southbound lanes.

The trooper discontinued the initial traffic stop and proceeded to catch up to the other vehicle and stop it on Johnson Road just west of Seaford Road.

The trooper made contact with the driver, 42-year-old Willie L. Davis who was operating a Ford Ranger pickup. An odor of alcohol was detected, police say.

A DUI investigation occurred and Davis was then taken back to Troop 5. An inquiry into his driving record revealed that he was currently suspended from driving and had four previous DUI convictions.

Davis was charged with his 5th offense driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while suspended or revoked, and failure to reduce speed or move over for emergency vehicles.

He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,550.00 cash bond.

"The Delaware State Police would like to remind motorists to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles, DOT vehicles, public utility vehicles, and tow trucks that are utilizing their overhead flashing amber, white, red, or blue lights.