Harrington police arrested a Lincoln woman on June 18 on her fourth charge of DUI after an officer stopped her for driving without a “tag light” to illuminate her license plate, Sgt. Earl Brode said.


Harrington police arrested a Lincoln woman on June 18 on her fourth charge of DUI after an officer stopped her for driving without a “tag light” to illuminate her license plate, Sgt. Earl Brode said.

The initial traffic stop happened on State Route 14 east of U.S. Route 13. An officer stopped a passing car for not having a tag light, and “smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle,” Brode said.

The officer administered field tests and then took the driver to Milford Memorial Hospital for a blood test, after which she was taken to the Harrington Police department for processing.

The driver was identified as Lindsay K. Fitzgerald, 29, of Lincoln, and a computer check revealed that she had previous convictions for DUI in 2007, 2009 and 2010. She was charged with felony DUI, failure to have a registration plate light and failure to report a change of address. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of a $7,000 cash bond.