Sussex man arrested for 6th DUI after 'swerving all over' the road, police say

Isabel Hughes - Delaware Online

A 47-year-old Bridgeville man who Delaware State Police said was "swerving all over" the road was recently charged with driving under the influence for a sixth time.

James Comegys Jr. was arrested Sunday after troopers were sent to U.S. 13 and Bethel Concord Road in Seaford at about 7:30 p.m. for reports of a a white Ford driving erratically

When troopers got to the area, police said, they saw Comegys in the left lane of U.S. 13, driving toward a red stop light at the intersection of Middleford Road. Comegys stopped "several feet" past the white line, then stayed stopped when the light turned green, police said.

After stopping Comegys in a nearby Popeyes parking lot — he drove around the entire building before stopping, police said — troopers determined Comegys was under the influence of drugs. He had previously been convicted five times of DUI.

When troopers searched Comegys' car, police said, they found drug paraphernalia, as well as 0.021 grams of heroin. Troopers charged him with DUI-6th, tampering with an ignition interlock device, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

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