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Dover Woman Arrested for 3rd Offense DUI

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Incident Number: 50-22-5921

Date/Time:  Thursday, February 24th, 2022 at 1:05 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department arrested Karen Townsend (51) for a third offense DUI on Thursday afternoon.  Officers responded to the parking lot of Kent Liquor Mart located in the 100 Block of S. DuPont Highway for a report of a drunk driver.  Officers contacted Townsend in the driver seat of her vehicle and based on her actions and appearance, believed she was under the influence of alcohol.  Officers attempted to conduct field sobriety tests, but Townsend refused.  Officers then obtained a search warrant for a blood draw at Bayhealth Kent Campus.  Townsend was later released after posting a $2,101 cash bond on the following charges:
-DUI (3rd offense)
-Driving While Suspended/Revoked
-No Proof of Insurance


Karen Townsend
Dover, DE

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