Troopers Arrest Man for 9th Offense DUI

The Delaware State Police have arrested 44-year-old Christopher Harris of Cheswold, Delaware for felony DUI following a traffic stop that took place yesterday afternoon in Dover.

On May 6, 2023, at approximately 4:16 p.m., a trooper on patrol observed a silver Dodge Ram traveling northbound on South Dupont Highway near Walnut Shade Road. The trooper saw the driver of the pickup swerving on the road, cross his lane lines multiple times, and change lanes without using a turn signal. The trooper stopped the Ram and contacted the driver, identified as Christopher Harris. The trooper smelled alcohol coming from Harris’ breath, observed signs of impairment, and saw open alcoholic drinks in the truck. Harris was subsequently taken into custody for DUI.

Computer checks of Harris showed that his driver’s license was suspended. Checks also showed that Harris has eight prior convictions for DUI. Harris was taken to Troop 3 and charged with 7th Offense or Greater DUI and numerous traffic offenses. Harris was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $21,007 cash bond.

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