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Dover Man Arrested For Third Offense DUI Following Vehicle Theft

Incident Number:  50-23-5356

Date/Time: Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at 11:55 a.m.

Location: Kent Liquor Mart, 103 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested David Pryor, 40, of Dover, for third offense driving under the influence and theft of a motor vehicle, following a vehicle theft complaint. The investigation began on Saturday, February 18th, at 11:55 a.m., when Dover Police received a call for a stolen vehicle at Kent Liquor Mart, 103 South DuPont Highway Dover, DE. Officers responded and contacted the victim, a 43-year-old Dover man. Officers were able to review surveillance footage, which revealed the Pryor was the individual responsible for stealing the victim’s vehicle. 

At approximately 12:14 p.m. officers observed the vehicle turning onto College Road from McKee Road and attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Kenton Road and College Road. Pryor did not initially stop and continued driving, passing numerous safe locations to pull over, and finally came to a stop in the middle of the southbound lane of Kenton Road. Once stopped, Pryor refused to exit the vehicle and had to be physically removed by officers. Officers noticed that Pryor showed signs of impairment once he was taken into custody.

Pryor was processed and arraigned at Dover Police Department.

Pryor was committed to SCI on $7,000 secured bail on the following charges:
-Theft of a Motor Vehicle
-Disregard a Police Officer’s Signal
-Third Offense DUI
-Resisting Arrest
-Driving While Suspended/Revoked


David Pryor
Dover, DE