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