Dover Man Arrested in Lewes on 5th DUI

Richard Cornell ARRESTED

62-year-old Richard Cornell of Dover, Image Courtesy DSP

Delaware State Police say they have arrested a Dover man for driving under the influence of alcohol, on his fifth offense.

The incident took place on Saturday around 7:34 p.m. when a Trooper observed a white pickup truck on Beaver Dam Road in Lewes swerving to the right, crossing the solid white line numerous times. The vehicle’s driver refused to pull over when the Trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop. He eventually pulled into a driveway that did not belong to him, and Troopers had to direct the driver to put the car in park.

The driver, identified as 62-year-old Richard Cornell of Dover showed signs of intoxication and impairment. He was transported to Troop 7 for a DUI investigation and was later charged with his 5th Offense DUI (Felony), Driving While Suspended, Disregarding a Police Officer Signal and Failure to Remain Within a Single Lane. Cornell was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on 8,101 dollars secured bond.