Harrington woman charged with sixth DUI after weekend crash

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Milton – The Delaware State Police arrested 59-year-old Sandra L. Baker of Harrington with a 6th offense DUI after she was involved in a motor vehicle crash.

The incident occurred on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at approximately 4:15 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the area of Coastal Highway (SR-1) and Broadkill Road (SR-16) for a report of a white Volkswagen Jetta that drove off the road and struck a road sign.  A witness reported that after the impact, the vehicle continued northbound. Upon arrival to the area, troopers located the vehicle parked in the Valero gas station (25776 Deep Branch Road, Milton) with damage to the side of the car and a shredded rear tire. Contact was made with the operator, Sandra L. Baker, who was still in the driver’s seat. An odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued.

A computer inquiry revealed that Baker’s driver’s license was suspended and she had been arrested for 5 prior DUI offenses.  Baker was taken into custody and transported back to Troop 7 where she was charged with the following:

  • 6th Offense after 5 prior offenses – Driving a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony)
  • Leaving the Scene of Property Collision Accident
  • Driving While Suspended or Revoked
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
  • Failure to Report a Collision
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Baker was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $10,310.00 secured bond.