A Hockessin man is facing his fifth DUI charge after allegedly crashing into a parked car while driving under the influence of drugs, Newark Police said.
The incident began just before 6:30 a.m. Oct. 8 in the 900 block of Church Road, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
James Hudiburg, 48, took an acquaintance’s vehicle without permission and then crashed it into a parked car before fleeing, Rubin said.
Police found Hudiburg a short distance away from the acquaintance’s vehicle, which had front-end damage. Officers determined that Hudiburg was under the influence of drugs, Rubin said.
Hudiburg was charged with fifth-offense DUI, unauthorized use of a vehicle, leaving the scene of a collision, failure to report a collision, driving with a revoked license and several traffic offenses. He was also charged with breach of release for violating a court order prohibiting him from having contact with the acquaintance whose car he took.
He was jailed after failing to post $8,700 secured bail.
Fifth-offense DUI is a Class E felony and if convicted, Hudiburg could face between three and five years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.