REHOBOTH DEL. — Rehoboth Beach police made a quick arrest after an intoxicated female driver did not initially stop for officers on Rehoboth Avenue.
Police had received a tip that the driver of a blue Dodge Neon could be intoxicated and had left the scene of two fender-benders on Second Street and was headed for the Sandcastle Hotel around 3:14 p.m. Tuesday.
In less than a minute of receiving the report, Rehoboth Beach police were behind her car. She headed through the intersection at Second Street and turned east on Rehoboth Avenue.
That is when Lt. William L. Sullivan said he “responded from the parking lot of the PD after hearing the BOLO [be on the lookout] from dispatch.” Lt. Sullivan said he spotted the Dodge on Rehoboth Avenue headed west after the reporting person driving a Jeep pointed out the car after it made a U-turn just east of Rehoboth Avenue and Second Street. “I initially had the vehicle stopped at Rehoboth Avenue and Second Street traveling west bound,” he says.
But, after the red light changed to green, the woman continued driving west on Rehoboth Avenue and eventually stopped in front of the fire department. Officers checked the vehicles in the area where the reporting person said there were vehicles struck, but no damage was found.
It appears that the woman just missed several parked vehicles while she was driving north on Bayard Avenue, Lt. Sullivan says. A police news release identified the driver as Erika L. Ludwig, 25, of Millsboro. This is her third DUI arrest.