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Delaware Man Charged With Twelfth DUI After Crash

James Fisher (credit: Delaware State Police)

James Fisher (credit: Delaware State Police)

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DAGSBORO, DE. (CBS) — A Dagsboro man was charged with a twelfth DUI offense after he was found fleeing a crash on Friday evening.

It happened just before 7:30 p.m. when Troopers received a report of a driver walking away from a single-vehicle crash on Nine Foot Road, west of DuPont Boulevard in Dagsboro, Delaware.

Police say responding officers found a 1998 Ford Mustang had driven off of the road and located its driver, 55-year-old James Fisher, hiding behind some nearby bushes.

After determining that Fisher was under the influence of alcohol, he was taken into custody. A routine background check revealed Fisher had eleven prior DUI convictions. Fisher was also driving with a suspended license and his vehicle was not properly registered.

Authorities say that while detained, Fisher was uncooperative and refused to be photographed and fingerprinted.

He was charged with felony DUI, failure to comply with taking of photographs and fingerprints, and numerous traffic charges.

Fisher was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $21,650 cash bail.

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