The Newark Police would like to remind the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Between November 14th at about 2300 hours and November 16th at 0600 hours, Newark Police Officers arrested eight drivers for DUI in eight separate incidents. In fact, six of the arrests came in a 6 hour span between 0030 and 0630 this morning.
Of the arrests made, four resulted from traffic stops, two resulted from property damage crashes and two motorists were found asleep at the wheel – one in the roadway and another in the drive thru lane of a local restaurant.
As of early November, 2019, DUI arrests in Newark are up more than 16% over the same time period last year.
In 2018, over 4,000 people were arrested for DUI in Delaware and nearly 200 of those arrests occurred in Newark.
Driving Under the Influence is an easily preventable problem. Use a ride share service, a taxi or call a sober friend.
For more information, see these resources from the Delaware Office of Highway Safety: