Troopers: Dover Man Facing 9th DUI After Hit-And-Run Crash

Felton- The Delaware State Police arrested 63-year-old TERRY L. BROOKS of Dover, with 9th offense DUI after he was involved in a single motor vehicle crash, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on July 19, 2020, at approximately 8:39 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Mid State Road in Felton, for a report of a hit-and-run crash. A witness reported that a gold 2003 GMC Envoy traveling westbound on Mid State Road west of Robbins Road, had exited the roadway and struck a standing tree. After impact, the vehicle continued in a westerly direction and struck a landscape trailer that was parked on the property. The operator continued to drive through a cornfield. Upon arrival to the area, the Trooper located the vehicle disabled in the cornfield and running. Contact was made with the operator, Terry L. Brooks, who remained at the scene. An odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued, said Jaffe.

A computer inquiry revealed that Brooks’ driver’s license was suspended and he had been arrested for 8 prior DUI offenses. Brooks was taken into custody without further incident and transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:

9th Offense after 8 prior offenses – Driving a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony)
Leaving the Scene of Property Collision Accident
Driving While Suspended or Revoked
Malicious Mischief By a Motor Vehicle
Failure to Provide Information At Collision Scene Resulting in Property Damage
Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
Failure to Have Registration Card in Possession
Failed to remain within a single lane
Failure to Report a Collision Involving Alcohol or Drugs

He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R .Young Correctional Institution on $7009.00 secured bond.

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