Greenwood man arrested on 7th DUI charge

HARRINGTON, Del. - Police say they arrested a man on his 7th DUI charge, after he was found shouting at people in a Harrington parking lot.

On Thursday, officers with the Harrington Police Department say that they responded to the Friendship Village Apartments, for reports of a man driving around the parking lot, while yelling and cursing at people. A vehicle, which matched the description given by a caller, was apparently found on Center Street, near Dorman Street, with 48-year-old George Richards III, of Greenwood, reportedly behind the wheel.

Officers say they immediately smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle, prompting several field sobriety tests. Following the tests, Richards was taken into custody. According to the report, once at the station, Richards became disorderly and began to throws things, while taking a breath test in the processing room. He reportedly damaged the keyboard to the intoxilyzer during incident. Further investigation revealed that Richards had six previous DUI convictions dating back to 1993.

Authorities say Richards was charged with a seventh offense DUI, resisting arrest, criminal mischief under $1,000 and following a motor vehicle too closely at the Justice of the Peace Court 3. Officials say he was turned over to the Sussex Correctional Institute on a $7,751 secured bond.

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