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Intoxicated Driver Arrested for DUI/Resisting Arrest During McDonald’s Drive-Thru Dispute 11-4-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-34958

Date/Time:  Saturday, November 3rd, 2019 at 3:01AM

Location:  McDonald’s, 1424 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department responded to McDonald’s on Forrest Avenue for a disorderly customer in the drive-thru on Saturday, November 3rd at 3:01AM.  The store notified police that Dana Courtenay (35) was cursing at employees about a food order and appeared intoxicated.  When officers arrived, they observed Courtenay in the drive-thru line.  She then quickly left the parking lot and officers attempted to stop her by activating their emergency equipment on their vehicles.  Courtenay failed to stop, driving into a neighboring shopping center, and then back into the McDonald’s drive-thru.  Officers then contacted Courtenay, who exited her vehicle and began screaming and cursing at the officers.  When the officers attempted to take Courtenay into custody, she began fighting with them and spit on two officers.  Courtnenay refused all sobriety tests but had clear signs of alcohol intoxication.  Officers obtained a search warrant for a blood drawl at Kent General Hospital to determine her BAC.  

Courtenay was released on a $9,700 unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Reckless Driving
-Resisting Arrest with Force
-Disorderly Conduct
-Disregard Police Officer Signal
-Offensive Touching of Law Enforcement (2x)
-Assault 2nd Degree Law Enforcement
-Intentionally Threaten the Life/Serious Injury o Public Official/Servant

Dana Courtenay
Dover, DE