Police: 6th DUI Charge Lands Laurel Man In Jail

Delaware State Police have arrested 58-year-old Robert Cooper of Laurel, Delaware for felony DUI following an investigation that occurred yesterday afternoon, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on October 23, 2022, at approximately 12:17 p.m., troopers responded to the parking lot of the Nylon Capital Shopping Center, located at 1023 West Stein Highway in Seaford, regarding a subject who had been reportedly drinking and driving. Troopers located a red 2014 Chevrolet Cruze in the parking lot, which was occupied by Robert Cooper. Troopers opened a DUI investigation after they contacted Cooper and noticed signs of impairment said DeMalto. Cooper was subsequently taken into custody at the scene without incident. Computer checks of Cooper showed that he had five prior convictions for DUI, according to DeMalto.

Cooper was transported to the nearby Seaford Police Department, where he was charged with Sixth Offense DUI. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $50,000 cash bond.

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