Location: Nine Foot Road, west of DuPont Boulevard, Dagsboro, DE
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.
Defendant, Charges, and Bail Information:
James Fisher, 55, of Dagsboro, DE (photo attached)
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (felony)
Failure to Comply with Taking of Photographs and Fingerprints
Numerous Traffic Charges
Committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $21,650 cash bail.
Dagsboro – A Dagsboro man was charged with twelfth-offense DUI after he was found fleeing a crash yesterday.
The incident occurred at 7:25 p.m. when Troopers received a report of a driver walking away from a single-vehicle crash on Nine Foot Road. Responding Troopers found a 1998 Ford Mustang had driven off of the road and located its driver, James Fisher, 55, hiding behind bushes nearby. Fisher was not injured in the crash.
After determining that Fisher was under the influence of alcohol, he was taken into custody. A routine check of his criminal history revealed Fisher had eleven DUI convictions. Additionally, his driver's license was suspended and his vehicle was not properly registered.
While detained, Fisher was uncooperative and refused to be photographed and fingerprinted. He was charged with felony DUI, failure to comply with taking of photographs and fingerprints, and numerous traffic charges. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $21,650 cash bail.