CAMDEN, Del.- Delaware State Police say an early Thursday traffic stop led to a Camden man's arrest for his 5th offense DUI.
Police said that shortly before 1 a.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of Willow Grove and Pickett roads was running radar and clocked a vehicle westbound on Willow Grove Road traveling above the posted speed limit. As the trooper turned and caught up to the car, it pulled into a home off Willow Grove Road and drove behind the house where a traffic stop was conducted.
Authorities said the driver, who was later identified as 44-year-old Nelson E. Powell, then got out of the vehicle and was contacted by the trooper. Police said the trooper smelled the odor of alcohol and a DUI investigation ensued. Nelson Powell was subsequently taken into custody and transported back to Troop 3 near Camden.
According to police, a computer inquiry into Powell's driver's license revealed he had four previous DUI convictions: in 1991, 2000, 2006 and 2007.
Powell was charged with fifth offense driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest, driving in violation of restrictions, failure to have insurance and speeding. He was released after posting $7,003 secured bond.
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