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State Police Apprehend 63-Year-Old Greenwood Resident for Felony DUI

Date Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Delaware State Police have arrested 63-year-old Ralph Cahall, of Greenwood, Delaware, for felony DUI following a pursuit Tuesday evening.

On April 2, 2024, at approximately 5:32 p.m., a trooper noticed a black Chevrolet Silverado with a fictitious registration plate traveling southbound on Deep Grass Lane. The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle began traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was then observed running a stop sign at the Staytonville Road intersection, at which time the trooper discontinued the pursuit while maintaining a safe distance. A short time later, the vehicle was observed crashing into a tree as it pulled onto a private lane on the 14000 block of Staytonville Road. The driver, identified as Ralph Cahall, fled the scene. After a brief search, Cahall was apprehended in a nearby wooded area.

Upon contact with Cahall, the trooper noticed signs of impairment. He was taken to Troop 3, where he displayed additional signs of impairment during Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. A computer check revealed Cahall had five previous DUI-related convictions. He was subsequently charged with the offenses listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $9700 secured bond.

  • 6th Offense DUI (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Traffic-related offenses
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