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Delaware man charged with fifth DUI

Police said Raymond Warncke, 33, was arrested for his fifth DUI and also found to be in the possession of pot and the company of a prohibited person.

DUI Raymond Warncke Raymond Warncke, 33, was initially pulled over for not wearing a seat belt. Credit: Delaware State Police

Delaware State Police on Sunday arrested a Dover man and charged him with his fifth DUI offense, according to Delaware State Police.

Investigators said Raymond Warncke, 33, was driving a Nissan Sentra on South DuPont Highway near Canterbury Road in Felton shortly before 4 p.m. when a state trooper on patrol observed he wasn't wearing his seat belt.

The trooper conducted a traffic stop during which Warncke allegedly gave him a fake name, though the trooper was able to determine his true identity.

Police said Warncke was found to be in violation of a court order mandating he not be in contact with a 40-year-old female, who they claim was a passenger in the vehicle.

As the trooper spoke with Warncke, he said he smelled an odor of alcoholic beverages, which prompted a DUI investigation.

Warncke was taken into custody and allegedly found to be in possession of about 11 grams of marijuana.

He was taken to Troop 3 near Camden, where police said a computer inquiry into his license revealed he had four previous DUI convictions – one each in March of 2005, October 2006, August 2008 and September 2011.

Warncke was arraigned andcharged with a fifth-offense DUI, criminal impersonation, marijuana possession, driving with a suspended or revoked license, failing to wear a seat belt and breaching release.

He was, as of Monday, jailed at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $16,501 secured bond.
 
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