DWI HIT PARADE / Delaware State Police charged Paul M. Caputo with biting trooper during DUI arrest

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Paul M. Caputo 56, of Manalapan New Jersey, bit Delaware State trooper during DUI arrest. Porsche being towed. Photo by Beach News Alan Henney

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DWI HIT PARADE / Delaware State Police charged Paul M. Caputo with biting trooper during DUI arrest

Delaware State Police have identified the driver of this 2015 Porsche 911 who bit a state trooper on Memorial Day as Paul M. Caputo, 56, of Manalapan, New Jersey.

Caputo, says Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier, state police spokesman, had been involved in a couple of hit-and-run accidents on Coastal Highway with no injuries.

According to police, Caputo was driving the Porsche northbound on Coastal Highway in the left lane approaching the limits of Dewey when he struck the front left of a northbound 2016 Hyundai Sonata traveling in the right lane.

The Porsche continued without stopping, police said. A few minutes later, police received another report that the Porsche had now struck a southbound 2014 Mercedes-Benz south of the Indian River Inlet bridge and failed to stop yet again.

Minutes later, police found the Porsche parked along the side of the road where Caputo was taken into custody. Upon arriving at Troop 7 in Lewes, MCpl. Fournier says Caputo was being removed from the patrol vehicle when he bit a trooper’s hand causing them both to fall to the ground.

Caputo was charged with DUI and other traffic offenses including leaving the scene of a property damage collision as well as the assault on a law enforcement officer. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #3 and released on $4,550 unsecured bond. His Porsche was impounded.


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