57-year-old Anthony Pupillo jailed.
Delaware State Police have arrested a Harbeson man on his fifth-offense driving under the influence charge after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.
The incident occurred on Thursday, April 26, around 4 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to Lewes Georgetown Highway in the area of Rogers Avenue for a two-vehicle crash. A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was traveling eastbound on Lewes Georgetown Highway when it crossed the center line and into the westbound lane, striking a 2001 GMC Sierra pickup.
The operator of the Silverado, identified as 57-year-old Anthony Pupillo, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The driver of the GMC Sierra was not injured.
Troopers detected an odor of alcohol on Pupillo and a DUI investigation ensued. A computer check revealed that he had four previous DUI convictions, making this his fifth offense.
Upon Pupillo's release from the hospital, he was arrested and charged with fifth-offense driving under the influence of alcohol, a felony, and other traffic violations. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,501 secured bond.