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Ocean View Woman Arrested on 3rd DUI Charge After Fire

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OCEAN VIEW, Del. (AP/WBOC) - A Delaware woman convicted of drunken driving twice in the past two years has been arrested on new DUI charges after police say she set a car on fire.

Delaware State Police said Monday that they arrested 58-year-old Doreen Bowman of Ocean View late Saturday night after they say she returned to the scene of the car fire that was suspected to be intentionally set.

Police say it happened around 11:50 p.m. Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles on East Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

Police say Bowman, who was identified through video surveillance as being suspected of the crime, was observed returning the club as she drove into the entrance and was stopped by a trooper securing the scene.

After detecting a smell of alcohol, Bowman was asked for her identification and gave a false name. At that time, an Ocean View police officer was able to positively identify her and knew that she had an active warrant out for her arrest for an offensive touching charge stemming from an unrelated Oct. 28 incident involving a fight with another woman. Police say Bowman was then ordered to exit the vehicle, but instead drove further into the parking lot and then made a U-turn in an attempt to exit the parking lot. She was soon stopped and physically removed from the car and placed in custody.

Bowman now faces her third DUI charge and other charges of 2nd-degree arson, use of an incendiary device, Molotov cocktail and explosive devices, as well as criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, failure to have insurance in possession and failure to have license in possession, in addition to the previous offensive touching charge.

She was arraigned and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution in lieu of $5,000 secured bond.

No injuries were reported in the fire and damages were estimated at $1,500.

It's unclear whether Bowman has an attorney.


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