Ne­wark man charged with 5th DUI after crash­ing Jeep

Newark Post - - POLICE BLOTTER - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­non@ches­pub.com

A Ne­wark man is fac­ing his fifth drunken-driv­ing charge after crash­ing his Jeep last week, police re­ported.

The crash hap­pened at 6:44 p.m. Jan. 19 near the in­ter­sec­tion of Llan­gollen Boule­vard and South Dupont High­way, south of New Cas­tle, ac­cord­ing to Mas­ter Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, a spokes­woman for the Delaware State Police.

Ryan P. Ott, 52, was driv­ing his Jeep Chero­kee west on Llan­gollen Boule­vard when he crossed into the op­po­site lane and struck the left side of a Ford F-150 pickup truck, Jaffe said. No one was in­jured. When troop­ers ar­rived, they smelled al­co­hol on Ott and charged him with DUI and inat­ten­tive driv­ing. Ott has four pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for DUI, mak­ing the new charge a felony, Jaffe said.

He was com­mit­ted to the Howard R. Young Cor­rec­tional In­sti­tu­tion in lieu of $5,000 cash bond.

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