Pa. woman receives sixth DUI charge in Del.

Kathryn Connelly, 64, of Walnut Port, PA

Police say a woman with several DUI charges in two nearby states was charged her sixth DUI offense, in Delaware. 

On Thursday, the Milford Police Department released details regarding a DUI arrest that happened on Saturday, in Milford. Police say just before 6:50 PM, their Communications Center received a call about a vehicle traveling northbound on South DuPont Boulevard (U.S. Route 113), possibly being operated by an impaired driver. A "concerned citizen" reported that they had been behind a green Kia Soul since Georgetown and the vehicle had been all over the roadway, police say.

Officers say the "concerned citizen" followed the vehicle until it stopped in a parking lot off of Lakeview Avenue (SR 36). According to the report, 64-year-old Kathryn Connelly of Walnut Port, PA, was identified as the driver and she appeared to be under the influence of drugs/alcohol due to multiple factors that she presented to officers.

Milford PD says standardized field sobriety tests were given to Connelly, which she did not successfully complete. Further investigation revealed that Connelly was under the influence (DUI) of drug. Law enforcement says their investigation revealed that Connelly had previously been charged with four prior DUIs in Pennsylvania and one prior DUI in Virginia.

Authorities report that a search warrant was obtained for a DUI blood draw for Connelly reference to this investigation.

Connelly was charged with sixth offense- driving under the influence of any drug and driving without a valid license.

She was then committed to the Department of Correction due to her intoxication and not being fit for presentment at Justice of the Peace Court 3. Police say once deemed fit, the Pennsylvania woman was released on $3,100 unsecured bail with a preliminary hearing date in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. 

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