Man Charged With 12th DUI After Crash

By David Chang
|  Saturday, Mar 15, 2014  |  Updated 9:02 AM EDT
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Man Charged With 12th DUI After Crash

Delaware State Police

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A Delaware man was arrested and charged with his 12th DUI after he allegedly fled the scene of a crash.

On Friday, at 7:25 p.m., Delaware State Troopers received a report of a driver walking away from a crash on Nine Foot Road in Dagsboro, Delaware.

The responding troopers found a 1998 Ford Mustang that had driven off the road. Investigators say the Troopers then found the driver, 55-year-old James Fisher, hiding behind the bushes nearby.

Fisher was not injured in the single-car crash, according to officials.

Police say Fisher was under the influence of alcohol and he was taken into custody. A check of his criminal history revealed Fisher had 11 prior DUI convictions before Friday’s incident.

Investigators also say Fisher’s driver’s license was suspended and his vehicle was not properly registered.

After he was detained, Fisher was allegedly uncooperative and refused to be photographed and fingerprinted. He was charged with felony DUI, failure to comply with taking photographs and fingerprints and other related offenses.

Fisher was committed to Sussex Correctional institution on $21,650 cash bail.
 

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