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Newark Man Charged with 5th Offense DUI After Crash


Date Posted: Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Ryan Ott (Photo 2006)
Ryan Ott (Photo 2006)

New Castle 19720 – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Newark man with his 5th offense DUI after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.

The incident occurred on Friday, January 19, 2018 at approximately 6:44 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the intersection of Llangollen Blvd and US-13 in reference to a crash involving two motor vehicles.  Further investigation revealed that a 2017 Ford F-150 was traveling eastbound on Llangollen Boulevard in the left lane approaching the entrance to South Dupont Highway.  A 1992 Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound on Llangollen Boulevard, and began cross over the eastbound lanes of travel into the path of the Ford F-150.  Subsequently the front of the Jeep struck the left side of the Ford F-150.

Upon the Troopers arrival, the occupant of the Jeep was still seated in the driver’s seat. Contact was made with the operator, identified as 52-year-old Ryan P. Ott of Newark.  An odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued.  A computer check revealed that Ott had four previous DUI convictions, making this his fifth offense.  Ott was subsequently arrested and transported back to Troop 2 where he was charged with 5th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony) and Inattentive Driving.  He was arraigned out of Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $5,000.00 cash only bond.

There were no injuries reported as a result of this crash.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 012018 1740

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