Delaware State Police arrested 53-year-old Robert Fanning of Milford, Delaware, on Thursday night in Lewes for 6th offense DUI.
On February 1, 2024, at approximately 9:31 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the intersection of Conleys Chapel Road and Beaver Dam Road in Lewes for a report of a driver who was asleep at the wheel in the intersection. The troopers arrived and saw a blue Ford Escape in the intersection and contacted the driver. After contacting the driver, identified as Robert Fanning, troopers observed signs of impairment during their interaction and conducted Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. After tests were completed, Fanning was taken into custody for DUI and troopers located heroin and drug paraphernalia on his person. A computer check revealed that he had been convicted of DUI on five prior occasions.
Fanning was transported to Troop 7 where he was charged with the below crimes, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $12,401 cash bond.
- DUI 6th Offense (Felony)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
- Stopping or Parking a Vehicle in the Roadway
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