A computer inquiry revealed that Brooks’ driver’s license was suspended and he had been arrested for 8 prior DUI offenses prior to Sunday’s crash.
FELTON (DE): A 63-year-old Dover man is facing his 9th DUI charge Sunday after being involved in a single vehicle hit and run, and driving through a corn field, police say.
Police say just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday, they were dispatched to the 3000 block of Mid State Road, Felton, for a report of a hit and run crash.
A witness told troopers 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.
Police say, after impact, the vehicle continued in a westerly direction and struck a landscape trailer that was parked on the property. The operator then continued to drive through a corn field.
“Upon arrival to the area, the Trooper located the vehicle, disabled in the corn field and still running. Contact was made with the operator, Terry L. Brooks, who remained at the scene.,” said police spokeswoman Melissa Jaffe. “An odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued.”
A computer inquiry revealed that Brooks’ driver’s license was suspended and he had been arrested for 8 prior DUI offenses., Jaffe said.
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
- EXPIRED TAGS
- Failed to remain within a single lane
- Failure to Report a Collision Involving Alcohol or Drugs
Brooks was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R.Young Correctional Institution on $7009.00 secured bond.