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Bridgeville Man Arrested for 6th DUI Offense

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James H. Comegys Jr. James H. Comegys Jr.

SEAFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police say a traffic stop led to the arrest of a Bridgeville man for his sixth DUI offense. 

Police said it happened at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, when a trooper was dispatched to the area of northbound Sussex Highway and Bethel Concord Road in Seaford for a report of a white Ford vehicle swerving all over the roadway.

Police said that upon arrival to the area, the trooper observed a white Ford Fusion in the left lane of northbound Sussex Highway, approaching the red traffic light of Middleford Road. Police said the vehicle came to a stop several feet past the white stop line, and when the traffic light turned green, the vehicle remained stopped. The trooper reportedly activated their emergency equipment when the driver, 47-year-old James H. Comegys Jr., of Bridgeville, proceeded into the parking lot of Popeye’s and drove around the entire building before coming to a stop.

Police said Comegys showed signs that he was driving under the influence and a DUI investigation ensued. According to police, troopers located drug paraphernalia. along with approximately .021 grams of heroin inside the vehicle. A computer check revealed that Comegys’s had five previous DUI convictions, making this his sixth DUI arrest.

Comegys was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with the following:

  • Sixth offense after five prior offenses - driving a vehicle under the influence of any drug;
  • Unlawful to tamper, or circumvent the operation of, any ignition interlock device
  • Possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance
  • Two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Comegys was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $23,200 cash-only bond.

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