Harrington Police Charge Magnolia Man with Fourth Driving Under the Influence

Harrington police charged a Magnolia man with a fourth driving under the influence offense, authorities reported today.

Joseph D. Pierce, 54, was stopped Saturday by officers on U.S. 13 for a traffic violation, Harrington Lt. Earl K. Brode said.

He said the officers detected an odor of alcohol coming from Pierce’s car, and a computer check determined Pierce’s driver’s license was revoked and he had three previous DUI arrests.

Brode said Pierce was given a field sobriety test and taken into custody on the DUI and related charges.

He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of 3,600 secured bond, Brode said.