Troopers: Wrong Way Driver Charged With 5th DUI After Striking Oncoming Car

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police have arrested David Brower, 33 of Hockessin for his 5th DUI after he was involved in a wrong way crash on Limestone Rd. late Wednesday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 10:09 p.m. on Limestone Road in the area of Milltown Road, Wilmington. Brower, who was operating a 2012 Subaru Impreza was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Limestone Road when he struck a 2010 Acura TSX operated by a 21-year-old Bear man, according to Austin.

Responding Troopers were able to take Brower into custody as he attempted to flee the scene of the crash, according to Austin. Upon making contact with Brower, Troopers could detect a strong odor of alcohol at which time they initiated a DUI investigation. The investigation determined that Brower was under the influence of alcohol and a computer check further revealed that he had 4 prior DUI convictions, said Austin.

Brower was charged with a total of 13 traffic violations to include 5th Offense DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, Failure to Report a DUI Related Accident, Driving Suspended, Careless Driving, Driving the Wrong Way, No Left Turn, Fail to Remain in Single Lane, Driving Across a Median (2 counts), No Proof of Insurance, No Proof of Registration.

Brower was admitted to the Christiana Hospital for medical evaluation. Upon discharge from the hospital, he was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and subsequently committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $7,109.00 secured bail.

The operator of the Acura was not injured as a result of the crash.