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Elderly Man Charged With 11th DUI



    Elderly Man Charged With 11th DUI
    Delaware State Police

    An elderly man was arrested and charged with his 11th DUI offense, according to Delaware state police.

    A Delaware State Police trooper was driving southbound on Coverdale Road in Bridgeville, Delaware around 6:40 p.m. on Saturday when he noticed a truck traveling above the speed limit and continuously entering the northbound lanes.

    The trooper signaled for the truck to pull over and the vehicle stopped at a private driveway at Hastings Farm Road.

    The driver, identified as 77-year-old Ruppert Bell Jr., showed signs of impairment when confronted by the trooper, according to investigators.

    Bell was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and other related offenses.

    Police say a computer check revealed Bell was convicted for ten prior DUI offenses, dating back to 1987.

    Bell was arraigned and committed to the Sussex County Institution on $16,102 cash bond.