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Traffic Violation Leads to DUI an Firearms Charges 1-29-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-3460

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 2:31AM

Location:  Saulsbury Road, south of Route 8/Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

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


A 60-year-old Dover man was charged with DUI and firearms offenses following a traffic stop on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 2:31AM, a Dover Police Officer stopped Craig Banks for a traffic violation while traveling southbound on Saulsbury Road in the area of Forrest Avenue.  During the stop, it was determined that Banks was under the influence of alcohol.  A .32 caliber handgun was found in his possession at the time of the DUI investigation.  Banks was prohibited from being in possession of a firearm due to his intoxication and previous criminal offenses.  

Banks was committed to SCI on a $21,350 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Driving Under the Influence
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Firearm While Under the Influence
-Seven Traffic Offenses

Craig Banks
Dover, DE