Delaware Lawmaker Arrested Again for Drunken Driving

April 18, 2012

A Delaware lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge last year has been arrested again on charges of driving under the influence.

House Democrat Brad Bennett of Dover was arrested by Wilmington police Sunday night after he allegedly sideswiped a parked police cruiser on North Market Street and drove away in his SUV.

The 46-year-old Bennett has been charged with drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident involving alcohol and no proof of insurance.

Bennett was sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty in Sussex County last year to DUI.

House Majority Leader Pete Schwartzkopf said in a statement released Monday that Bennett will be the subject of an ethics committee investigation after his most recent criminal charges are resolved.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.