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Man Arrested for DUI, Negligent Driving in Salisbury

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Christopher Hurst, 31, of Bridgeville, Del. Christopher Hurst, 31, of Bridgeville, Del.

SALISBURY, Md.- A man was charged with DUI Saturday after bringing his vehicle to a complete stop on a Salisbury road and then speeding off again, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office reports that shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, a deputy observed a vehicle that was being operated in a peculiar and reckless manner in the area of South Schumaker Drive.

According to deputies, the vehicle came to a complete stop and then sped off at 55 mph in a 40 mph zone, the deputy stopped the vehicle on Snow Hill Road in the area of East Lincoln Avenue and contacted the driver, Christopher Hurst, 31, Bridgeville, Del.

While the deputy was speaking with Hurst he detected a strong odor of alcohol as well as two alcoholic beverages within the vehicle which led to the arrest of Hurst after the administration of sobriety testing, according to police.

According to police, Hurst informed the deputy that he had not been caught drinking and driving. While en-route for the chemical breath test, Hurst fell asleep in the patrol vehicle, the deputy said.

Hurst refused the breath test and also refused to sign required paperwork, according to police.

Hurst was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while under the influence, exceeding speed limit and negligent driving. He was ordered held on $20,000 bond.


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