A Felton man, identified as Bruce A. Sweeney, has been arrested on DUI charges following an incident in the parking lot of the Harrington Raceway and Casino.

A Felton man has been arrested on DUI charges following an incident in the parking lot of the Harrington Raceway and Casino.

The incident took place at 1:17 a.m. March 22, according to documents released by Justice of the Peace Court 7, Dover, when a trooper contacted a man, identified as Bruce A. Sweeney, 52, of the 1400 block of South Dupont Highway. The trooper had been sent to the casino following a reported traffic crash.

According to the warrant of probable cause, Sweeney said he had been pulling out of a parking spot while talking on his phone and had hit a vehicle next to him. The trooper reported the rear bumper of the other vehicle had been torn off.

Sweeney allegedly failed a field test for alcohol as well as a preliminary breath test and an intoxilizer test.

A computer check showed Sweeney had four prior DUI convictions.

Sweeney was charged with a single count of fifth offense DUI and a charge of inattentive driving.

He was released after posting a $5,000 secured bail.

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A Felton man has been arrested on DUI charges following an incident in the parking lot of the Harrington Raceway and Casino.

The incident took place at 1:17 a.m. March 22, according to documents released by Justice of the Peace Court 7, Dover, when a trooper contacted a man, identified as Bruce A. Sweeney, 52, of the 1400 block of South Dupont Highway. The trooper had been sent to the casino following a reported traffic crash.

According to the warrant of probable cause, Sweeney said he had been pulling out of a parking spot while talking on his phone and had hit a vehicle next to him. The trooper reported the rear bumper of the other vehicle had been torn off.

Sweeney allegedly failed a field test for alcohol as well as a preliminary breath test and an intoxilizer test.

A computer check showed Sweeney had four prior DUI convictions.

Sweeney was charged with a single count of fifth offense DUI and a charge of inattentive driving.

He was released after posting a $5,000 secured bail.

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