Millsboro man charged with seventh DUI after OVPD stop

Date Published: 
August 19, 2016

The Ocean View Police Department recently charged a Millsboro man with his seventh DUI offense.

According to police, Darrell B. Bell III was driving on Beaver Dam Road within town limits on Saturday, Aug. 13, in an area where officers were conducting traffic enforcement. OVPD officers stopped Bell’s vehicle after a computer check revealed the owner of the vehicle had an active warrant out of Sussex County Family Court for failing to pay child support.

During contact with Bell, police said, the officer allegedly detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. According to police, a field sobriety test indicated that Bell was driving under the influence. Further investigation revealed that Bell’s driver’s license was revoked. The officers also learned that, between 1998 and 2011, Bell had been convicted of DUI six times.

Bell was charged with felony DUI, noncompliance with conditions of recognizance bond, driving after judgment prohibited and driving while revoked. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute on $10,000 cash bond.