Richard CornellRichard Cornell

LEWES, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man after he was found to be driving under the influence for the fifth time.

According to police, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, a trooper observed a white pickup truck on Beaver Dam Road swerve to the right, crossing the solid white line several times.

The trooper activated the emergency equipment with the siren several times, but the driver reportedly failed to stop, police said.

The car that was traveling ahead of the pickup pulled over on the shoulder, but the driver of the pickup passed them. That driver continued to cross over the solid white line, and at one point reportedly went into the grass before getting back onto the roadway, police said.

The driver, identified as 62-year-old Richard Cornell, eventually pulled into a private driveway that did not belong to him. Cornell had to be directed by troopers to put the car in park, according to police.

Police said Cornell appeared to be intoxicated and showed multiple signs of impairment.

He was transported back to Troop 7, where a DUI investigation ensued.

A computer check revealed that Cornell had four previous DUI convictions, making this his fifth offense.

Cornell was charged and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute on a $8,101 secured bond.

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