Repeat DUI Offender In Delaware Arrested For 6th DUI
A repeat DUI offender in Bear, Delaware, was arrested for his sixth DUI on January 18, 2012. The incident occurred in Rehoboth Beach after police spotted a vehicle making an illegal U-turn at around 1:15 am. The driver, Jeffrey W. Barnes, was traveling northbound on Route 1 and made an illegal U-turn into the southbound lanes before crossing over a concrete median and then back again.
A police officer began following Barnes and pulled him over in a Walmart parking lot. According to police, Barnes tried to run after being pulled over but was chased down and eventually caught. After police ran a background check on Barnes, they found that he was a repeat DUI offender with 5 prior DUI arrests since 1996. Barnes was arrested and taken to the Troop 7 barracks where he was charged with a felony DUI in addition to other traffic offenses with bail set at $9,400.