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Del. State Representative Serves Jail Time for DUI

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Rep. Brad Bennett Rep. Brad Bennett

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Delaware state Rep. Brad Bennett is serving a 60-day sentence in jail for driving drunk in Wilmington earlier this year.

Bennett pleaded guilty in New Castle County Court of Common Pleas last week to driving under the influence. It is Bennett's second drunken driving conviction in two years.

The Dover Democrat began serving his sentence Thursday at the Young Correctional Institution. Prosecutors say he also will serve one year of probation and have his driver's license suspended for two years. Bennett must also pay a $750 fine and complete a substance-abuse treatment program.

Bennett was arrested on April 15 in Wilmington after he allegedly sideswiped a parked police cruiser on the 2900 block of North Market Street. According to police, Bennett drove away in his SUV before being stopped at the unit block of West 27th Street.

His first DUI arrest was in Lewes in 2010. He was given a year of probation after pleading guilty in that case.

 

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