Laurel man charged with 8th DUI following crash in Seaford

Brian Thomas, 54, of Laurel, DE – Delaware State Police Dept.

A Laurel man was arrested and charged with his 8th DUI offense following a crash in Seaford.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, around 3:57 p.m., Wednesday troopers responded to the intersection of northbound Sussex Highway and Concord Road in Seaford regarding a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision.

The investigation revealed that a black Mazda Tribute had struck a black GMC Acadia that was stopped at a red light at this intersection. The Tribute fled from the scene of the accident and was seen traveling northbound on Sussex Highway.

Troopers located the vehicle on Sussex Highway north of West Stein Highway a short time later, and a traffic stop was initiated. Contact was made with the driver, identified as 54-year-old Brian Thomas, and signs of impairment were observed, according to police.

A DUI investigation ensued and Thomas was taken into custody at the scene without incident. No parties involved in the accident were injured.

A computer inquiry revealed that Thomas had been convicted of seven prior DUI offenses. Thomas was transported to Troop 5, where he was charged with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony) and numerous traffic offenses. He was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,004 secured bond.

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