Troopers Arrest Man for 6th Offense DUI in Newark

Delaware State Police arrested 43-year-old Ronnie Steele of Delaware City, Delaware, for a 6th offense felony DUI on Monday morning in Newark.

On July 1, 2024, at approximately 8:38a.m., a trooper responded to the Lunch Box Garage, located at 2742 Pulaski Highway, Newark, for a report of a black GMC pickup truck blocking the business’ garage doors. Prior to the trooper arriving, the staff approached the truck and made contact with the male driver, who was slumped over the wheel. After staff woke up the driver, he reversed the truck away from the garage doors and fell asleep again after coming to a stop in the parking lot. Upon arriving, the trooper approached the black 2021 GMC Sierra, which was stopped in the parking lot while still in reverse, and observed a sleeping male driver, later identified as Ronnie Steele. After the trooper woke up Steele, he observed multiple signs of impairment throughout his contact with Steele. Steele refused to perform field tests and was taken into custody without incident. A computer inquiry revealed Steele had five prior DUI-related convictions.

Steele was transported to Troop 2, where he was charged with the crime listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $10,000 cash bond.

  • 6th Offense Diving a Vehicle Under the Influence of any Drug (Felony)

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