Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Georgetown- Delaware State Police have arrested a Harbeson man with his 5th offense DUI after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.
The incident occurred on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at approximately 3:59 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to Lewes Georgetown Highway in the area of Rogers Avenue in reference to a crash involving two vehicles. Further investigation revealed that a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Lewes Georgetown Highway when it crossed the center line and into the westbound lane, striking a 2001 GMC Sierra Pickup truck.
The operator of the Silverado, identified as 57-year-old Anthony Pupillo was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Upon the Troopers contact with Pupillo, an odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued. A computer check revealed that Pupillo had four previous DUI convictions, making this his fifth offense. Upon Pupillo’s release from the hospital, he was subsequently arrested and transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with 5th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony), Driving While Suspended or Revoked, and Failure to Remain Within a Single Lane. He was arraigned out of Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,501.00 secured bond.
The driver of the GMC Sierra was not injured as a result of this crash.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 042718 1703