Newark man charged with 5th DUI after crashing Jeep
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.