Lowering the Delaware DUI Limit

January 2, 2015 Lowering the Delaware DUI Limit to .05 The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that Delaware and other states consider lowering the DUI BAC (blood alcohol content) limits from .08 to .05. To put this in perspective, under the current threshold, on average, a female weighing 140 pounds could have two drinks in an hour before reaching the threshold before reaching the Delaware DUI limit. Under the new threshold, she could have only one. Meanwhile, a 180 pound man could have slightly less than four drinks and still be under the current Delaware DUI limit, while […]

Christmas in Delaware Family Court

For the first time in my 20 years as a lawyer, I spent this Christmas Eve in Family Court. I am a trial lawyer, so I am used to having my personal schedule determined by an unsympathetic Court that needs to process an incredible number of cases in a short period of time. Since I practice both family law and criminal defense, I am also used to the spike that occurs in Court activity around the Christmas holiday. This however, was a first. It seems that with each passing year the number of holiday filings increase and the accusations get […]

Delaware Arson Arrests

A Seaford-area man was arrested Monday on attempted murder and arson charges after he allegedly torched a rental home in Delmar, Md., while the tenants were inside sleeping. Andy Modeste, 42, of the 24000 block of Snug Harbor Drive, was charged by the Maryland State Fire Marshal and Delmar police with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and reckless endangering, said Oliver Alkire, senior deputy fire marshal. Besides arson, other counts included burglary.

Handheld Cellphone Crackdown Campaign

Beginning today, state and municipal police officers in Delaware will be cracking down on drivers who talk or text on their handheld cellphones while driving. The “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other” driving campaign aims to reduce distracted driving, said Alison Kirk, spokeswoman for the state Office of Highway Safety.

Traffic Stop Leads To Narcotics Arrest Delaware

A car stop Friday night in Smryna lead to the arrests of two men on drug charges, police said today. Homer D. Cooper IV, 20, of Washington Place in Dover, and 21-year-old Bremonte R. Palmer, of Cherry Drive in Magnolia, were each charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, Lt. Norman Wood said.

Delaware Drug Possession Arrest

A vehicle stop on Tuesday in Clayton led to the discovery of prescription drugs, suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia, Clayton police said in a release today. On Tuesday at about 2:38 p.m., a Clayton officer spotted a vehicle with a passenger who was a suspect in a March 13 vehicle pursuit.

Delaware Disorderly Conduct Arrest

A 31-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested by Dewey Beach police over the weekend for threatening a taxi driver with a pocket knife. The incident unfolded about 10:15 p.m. Saturday in the second block of New Orleans St. where two women got into a cab that a man and a woman then tried to enter, Sgt. Clifford Dempsey said.

Delaware Heroin Possession Arrests

A Dover man was arrested Saturday morning on heroin charges after leading state police on a vehicle chase near Dover, police say. Terrance A. Oliver, 29, was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, tampering with physical evidence, criminal impersonation, disregarding a police officer’s signal, resisting arrest, driving while suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia, and 19 assorted other traffic offenses, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.

Delaware Forged Prescription Arrests

Two men have been charged after being involved in a fraudulent prescription incident, Middletown police said today. It happened Tuesday at about 6:10 p.m. at the Rite Aid at 455 W. Main St. Middletown police were sent to the business on a report of a person passing a forged prescription to the pharmacy.

Methamphetamine Arrests

Four people have been arrested following a months-long investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing around Milford, Delaware State Police said in a release today. On Friday, detectives carried out a search warrant on a residence, outbuildings, and trailers on a property in the 16000 block of Abbotts Pond Road in Milford. Two active methamphetamine labs were found, as well as methamphetamine ingredients and drug paraphernalia, Cpl. John Day said.

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