A Dagsboro man was charged with 12th-offense DUI after he was found fleeing a crash Friday, March 14.
The incident occurred at 7:25 p.m. when troopers received a report of a driver walking away from a single-vehicle crash on Nine Foot Road west of DuPont Boulevard, Dagsboro. Responding troopers found a 1998 Ford Mustang had driven off of the road and located its driver, James Fisher, 55, hiding behind bushes nearby. Fisher was not injured in the crash.
After officers determined Fisher was under the influence of alcohol, he was taken into custody. A routine check of his criminal history revealed Fisher had 11 DUI convictions. Also, his driver's license was suspended and his vehicle was not properly registered.
While detained, Fisher was uncooperative and refused to be photographed and fingerprinted. He was charged with felony DUI, failure to comply with taking of photographs and fingerprints, and numerous traffic charges. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $21,650 cash bail.