Dover man arrested on third DUI and other charges stemming from traffic stop

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HARRINGTON, Del. – Harrington Police arrested a Dover man on third DUI and other charges stemming from a traffic stop late last week.

We’re told the incident happened at around 11:30 p.m. on May 12th, in the area South DuPont Highway and Porter Street. On contact with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as 48-year-old Earl Ireland, an odor of alcohol was detected coming from the vehicle.

Police say Ireland refused to perform standard field sobriety tests and was subsequently taken into custody. A search warrant was obtained for a blood draw, and he was taken into custody. A computer check revealed that Ireland had two prior DUI convictions dating back to 2010.

He was charged with third offense DUI, reckless driving, and failure to drive in proper lane and direction. He was held at SCI on $3,150 secured bond.

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