State Police Arrest Man for 6th Offense DUI Following Pursuit

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The Delaware State Police have arrested 37-year-old Christopher Russum of Hartly, Delaware for 6th offense DUI following a pursuit that occurred in Dover Thursday afternoon.

On December 28, 2023, at approximately 3:49 p.m., a trooper on patrol observed a white Ford Expedition fail to stop at a red light while traveling southbound on Bay Road at the intersection with President Drive. The SUV turned eastbound on Lafferty Lane and the trooper initiated a traffic stop. The SUV failed to stop, and proceeded to make a U-turn as it headed back towards Bay Road. Troopers continued pursuing the SUV as it traveled on several roads in the area until it eventually came to a stop after becoming disabled on State Route 1 in the area of Exit 91. The driver, identified as Christopher Russum, was taken into custody without incident.

Upon making contact with Russum, troopers detected signs of impairment. A computer check revealed he has five prior convictions for a DUI. Russum was taken to Troop 3 and charged with the following offenses:

  • 6th Offense DUI (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Collision Accident
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Numerous Traffic Violations

Russum was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $11,626 cash bond.


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