Wilmington man charged with 8th DUI in Lewes

Donald Sheldon, 51, of Wilmington, DE – Delaware State Police

A Wilmington man was arrested on his 8th DUI charge in Lewes.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, around 1:59 p.m., Saturday a trooper on patrol observed a blue Ford Expedition traveling at a high rate of speed on northbound Coastal Highway in the area of Dartmouth Drive.

A traffic stop was initiated and the trooper made contact with the operator of the Ford, identified as 51-year-old Donald Sheldon. Upon contact with Sheldon, the trooper reportedly observed signs of impairment and a DUI investigation ensued.

Sheldon was subsequently taken into custody at the scene without incident. A computer inquiry revealed that Sheldon had been convicted for seven prior DUI offenses.

Sheldon was charged with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony) and Speeding. He
was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $20,050 secured bond.

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