LEWES, Del. - Delaware State Police arrested 69-year-old Louis Morelli of Lewes on Friday afternoon for his fifth DUI.

Police say a trooper observed Morelli driving west on Lewes Georgetown Highway around 1 p.m. near Dairy Farm Road when he sped up and passed several vehicles without signaling, "nearly causing an accident." Morelli was pulled over by a trooper and appeared impaired, according to police.

He was taken into custody. Police say a computer check showed that Morelli had four prior DUI convictions. He was charged with a felony for a fifth offense DUI as well as multiple traffic violations and was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $7,000 secured bond.

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