Troopers Arrest Seaford Man for 5th DUI Offense

Delaware State Police arrested 53-year-old Philip Swetz of Seaford, Delaware, for 5th offense felony DUI Thursday morning.

On March 28, 2024, at approximately 4:51 a.m., troopers responded to a Ford Ranger that had crashed in a ditch on Kaye Road south of Concord Road near Seaford. The troopers spoke to the driver, identified as Philip Swetz and he showed signs of impairment. Swetz was taken to an area hospital for an unrelated medical issue. At the hospital, the trooper administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. After he was discharged from the hospital, Swetz was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

A computer check showed that Swetz had four prior DUI-related convictions. Swetz was taken to Troop 5, where he was charged with the below crimes, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $10,150 secured bond.

  • 5th Offense DUI (Felony)
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
  • Failure to Remain within a Single Lane

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