Traffic stop leads to arrest of Smyrna man on third DUI, drug charges

1280 Evans

SMYRNA, Del. – A Smyrna man was arrested on his 3rd DUI and other charges during a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

We’re told that just after midnight, a trooper stopped a vehicle after it was seen driving above the posted speed limit on Big Oak Road. On contact with the driver, 39-year-old Brandon Evans, a strong odor of alcohol was detected, leading to the launch of a DUI investigation.

A pat-down search was performed on Evans, leading to the discovery of a loaded .25 caliber handgun in Evans’ pants pocket. Also found inside the vehicle was approximately 2.2 grams of marijuana.

Evans was subsequently arrested and charged with third offense DUI, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm if previously convicted, possession of marijuana, and speeding. He was held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $26,200 cash bond.

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