Lewes man faces fifth DUI

May 13, 2020

A Lewes man faces his fifth DUI offense May 12 after police stopped him on Route 1.

Woodrow W. Dickerson, 44, was driving a Ford F-150 at 8:32 p.m. when troopers spotted him failing to maintain his lane of travel while heading eastbound on Minos Conaway Road, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police. Police stopped the truck after it turned north on Route 1 without using a turn signal, Jaffe said.

During the stop, she said, police smelled alcohol and began a driving under the influence investigation. A computer inquiry revealed that Dickerson had four prior DUI arrests, Jaffe said. Upon further investigation, she said, police learned Dickerson grabbed and pushed his wife during an argument. She was not injured during the argument.

Dickerson was taken into custody and transported to Troop 7 where he refused to comply with having his fingerprints and photograph taken, Jaffe said. He was charged with fifth offense DUI – a felony, failure to comply with taking of photos and fingerprints, offensive touching, and other traffic offenses. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $7,800 cash only bond.

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