Harrington Police charge New Castle woman with 3rd DUI

52-year-old Catherine Dorczuk, of New Castle, DE – Harrington PD

A New Castle woman was arrested for her third DUI offense in Harrington.

According to the Harrington Police Department, shortly before 11 p.m., Tuesday officers patrolling South DuPont Highway stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.

Officers then made contact with the driver, identified as 52-year-old Catherine Dorczuk, at which time an odor of alcohol was smelled coming from the vehicle along with alcohol bottles that were in plain view inside the car.

Police administered a standardized field sobriety test and Dorczuk was taken into custody.

A vehicle search was conducted and police located drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Dorczuk was transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing. A computer check revealed she had two previous DUI convictions dating back to 1995. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was charged with 3rd Offense Driving under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Speeding. She was then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $3,501 cash only bond.

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