Newark Woman Arrested for 5th Offense DUI in Harrington

The Delaware State Police arrested 60-year-old Theresa McCarthy, of Newark, Delaware, for felony DUI and drug-related charges late Saturday evening in Harrington.

On February 24, 2024, at approximately 11:51 p.m., a trooper on patrol observed a white Nissan Kicks traveling northbound on Deep Grass Lane, Harrington, Delaware. The trooper initiated a traffic stop after observing the Nissan crossing over the centerline of the roadway twice. During the contact with the driver, identified as Theresa McCarthy, the trooper saw signs of impairment and drug paraphernalia in plain view. McCarthy was taken into custody without incident for DUI after she completed Standardized Field Sobriety Test. A search of the Nissan led to the discovery of two baggies of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. A computer check showed McCarthy had four prior DUI-related convictions.

McCarthy was transported to Troop 3 where she was charged with the below crimes, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $5,000 cash bond.


Theresa McCarthy mugshot photo with gray background











  • 5th Offense DUI (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Traffic Offense

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