Police: Wilmington Man Facing 8th DUI After Lewes Traffic Stop

Delaware State Police have arrested 51-year-old Donald Sheldon of Wilmington, DE for an 8th-offense DUI following a traffic stop that occurred on Saturday afternoon in Lewes, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on April 30, 2022, at approximately 1:59 p.m., a trooper on patrol observed a blue Ford Expedition traveling at a high rate of speed on northbound Coastal Highway in the area of Dartmouth Drive. A traffic stop was initiated and the trooper made contact with the operator of the Ford, identified as Donald Sheldon. Upon contact with Sheldon, the trooper observed signs of impairment said DeMalto. Sheldon was subsequently taken into custody at the scene without incident. A computer inquiry revealed that Sheldon had been convicted for seven prior DUI offenses added DeMalto.

Sheldon was transported to Troop 7 and charged with the following offenses:

Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony)
Speeding
Sheldon was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $20,050 secured bond.

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