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Troopers Arrest Man for 5th Offense DUI, Gun, and Drug Charges Following Pursuit

The Delaware State Police have arrested 41-year-old Lee Books on multiple charges, including 5th offense DUI, following a pursuit through Sussex County Tuesday night.

On February 20, 2024, at approximately 12:10 a.m., a trooper on patrol on John J. Williams Highway in the area of Banks Road observed a black Ford Explorer swerving off the road while traveling westbound. The trooper initiated a traffic stop, and the Explorer failed to stop. Troopers pursued the vehicle from Millsboro to Bridgeville, during which the vehicle ran a red light and a stop sign and committed multiple traffic violations. In an effort to stop the fleeing vehicle, tire deflation devices were deployed, eventually causing the Explorer to stop on South Main Street in Bridgeville. The driver, identified as Lee Books and a female passenger, were taken into custody without further incident. A search of Books and the vehicle led to the discovery of a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun with a 15-inch barrel, brass knuckles, a 6-inch fixed blade knife, a woman’s wallet containing drug paraphernalia, approximately 56.57 grams of GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate) and additional drug paraphernalia.

The female passenger was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and subsequently released. Books was transported to Troop 7, where he was charged with the following offenses:

Books was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $36,415 cash bond.




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