A Harrington woman was charged with her 6th DUI offense after police say she struck a road sign while driving drunk in Milton.
According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred around 4:15 a.m., Saturday when troopers were dispatched to the area of Coastal Highway and Broadkill Road for reports of a white Volkswagen Jetta that drove off the road and struck a road sign.
A witness reported that after the impact, the vehicle continued driving northbound. When police arrived they located the vehicle parked at the Valero gas station on Deep Branch Road in Milton with damage to the side of the car and a shredded rear tire.
Police made contact with the driver, 59-year-old Sandra L. Baker, who was still in the driver’s seat. An odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued.
A computer inquiry revealed Baker’s driver’s license was suspended and that she had been arrested for five prior DUI offenses.
Baker was taken into custody and charged with 6th Offense after 5 prior offenses – Driving a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony), Leaving the Scene of Property Collision Accident, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, and Failure to Report a Collision. She was arraigned and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $10,310 secured bond.