Dover Man Arrested for 8th Offense DUI

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A Dover man has been arrested for DUI after a traffic stop early Saturday morning in Dover. Delaware State Police spotted a Nissan speeding on North DuPont Highway in the area of Scarborough Road. Troopers stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, 27 year old Octavio Lopez-Hernandez and smelled alcohol on his breath and detected signs of impairment. He was arrested for DUI – and a computer check showed 7 prior convictions for DUI.

Lopez-Hernandez was taken to Troop 9 and charged with the following offenses:

  • Driving Under the Influence, 7th Offense or Greater (Felony)
  • Driving While Suspended or Revoked
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
  • Speeding

Lopez-Hernandez was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $20,201 secured bond.


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