Seaford man charged with fifth DUI

BLADES – Delaware State Police Friday night arrested a Seaford man for his fifth DUI offense after he failed to slow or move over for an emergency vehicle.

Willie L. Davis, 42, was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,550 cash bond, state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

The incident occurred around 10:50 p.m. Oct. 30 as a trooper was conducting a traffic stop on a motor vehicle on U.S. 13A northbound just north of Easter Lane south of Blades.

As the trooper exited the patrol car, a separate vehicle traveling northbound on U.S. 13A passed the trooper within a matter of two feet, failing to slow down or move over even though there was no other traffic in the southbound lanes, Cpl. Fournier said.

The trooper discontinued the initial traffic stop and caught up to and subsequently stopped the other vehicle on Johnson Road.

Upon making contact with the operator, Willie L. Davis, the trooper detected an odor of alcohol was detected.  After a DUI investigation, Mr. Davis was transported back to Troop 5 and an inquiry into his driving record revealed he was currently suspended from driving and had four previous DUI convictions.

Mr. Davis was charged with fifth DUI, driving while suspended or revoked and failure to reduce speed or move over for emergency vehicles.

“The Delaware State Police would like to remind motorists to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles, DOT vehicles, public utility vehicles, and tow trucks that are utilizing their overhead flashing amber, white, red, or blue lights,” said Cpl. Fournier.

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