Dover man arrested on fourth DUI offense after traffic stop

David Johnson, 54, of Dover

A man is in custody, after troopers say a Dover traffic stop resulted in his fourth DUI offense.

Delaware State Police say on Saturday, just after 9:00 PM, a trooper with Troop 3 noticed a gold GMC pick up truck driving erratically on Bayside Drive, south of S. Little Creek Drive. Troopers say the truck did not pull over when law enforcement attempted to perform a traffic stop. 

According to the report, the driver, later identified as 54-year-old David Johnson of Dover, proceeded on to Bay Road northbound, before exiting on E. Lebanon Road and eventually coming to a stop in the 1700 block of E. Lebanon Road. 

Police say the vehicle traveled approximately five miles from where the traffic stop was initially attempted. Authorities report that they noticed a strong odor of alcohol which led to a DUI investigation.

DSP sasy a computer check revealed that johnson had three previous DUI convictions 

Johnson was arrested and charged with fourth offense driving under the influence of alcohol (Felony), disregarding a police officer signal (2nd offense), driving while suspended or revoked, aggressive driving, failure to have proof of insurance, and failure to remain in Single lane of travel (5 counts).

He was then turned over to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu $5,705 secured bail. 

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