Bridgeville woman charged with fifth DUI

BRIDGEVILLE – Delaware State Police on Sunday arrested a 51-year-old Bridgeville woman with her fifth offense DUI after she drove her vehicle off the road.

The incident occurred around 8:09 p.m. Sept. 3, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

Investigation revealed Carol D. Russ, 51 was operating a 1996 Chevrolet Sport Van eastbound on Seashore Highway (SR 404) west of Ritchie Lane when she drove off the south side of the road. The vehicle came to a stop after striking a cement culvert.

Dean was uninjured in the collision.

Upon arrival, troopers initiated a DUI investigation.

Russ was transported back to Troop 5 where a computer check revealed she had four previous DUI convictions.  She was charged with 5th Offense Driving Under and Combination of Alcohol and Any Drug, Driving While Suspended or Revoked and Failure to Remain within a Single Lane.

Russ was arraigned and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $5,550 secured bond.

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