Delaware Police Chief Loses a Round in DUI Case

Aug 16, 2018

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CLAYTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware police chief has lost his bid to suppress evidence from a DUI investigation.

The Delaware State News reports that Clayton Police Chief Brian C. Hill argued that state troopers hadn't established probable cause before conducting an intoxilyzer test on him last August. Hill pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to maintain a single lane in October.

In a 10-page opinion, the judge pointed to testimony that quoted Hill as saying, "This is totally my fault."

His attorney, James E. Liguori, said Tuesday that Hill was disappointed that the judge "didn't see the facts as he believed them to come out in" April's hearing. The case will now move to trial.

Hill has been on paid administrative leave for nearly a year.