Ocean View Police Briefs

Man arrested for fourth-offense DUI

Police this week arrested an Ocean View man on a fourth-offense DUI charge. According to the OVPD, Brendan S. McPadden, 51, was arrested Aug. 23 after an officer stopped his vehicle for an equipment violation and detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages when he approached McPadden in the car.
OVPD reported that field sobriety tests revealed that McPadden was intoxicated. Police stated that McPadden had been arrested for DUI on three other occasions since 2000. McPadden was charged with a Fourth Offense DUI and an equipment violation. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute for lack of $10,250 secured bond.

Driver in hit-and-run sought by police

Ocean View police this week were seeking a suspect in a hit-and-run collision that injured a bicyclist on Friday, Aug. 24.

Police said the cyclist was riding southbound on Central Avenue, near Mariner’s Bethel church, about 5:25 p.m. last Friday when he was struck by a black SUV with Maryland tags. They said the vehicle sped off after striking the cyclist and was last seen heading south on Central Avenue.

According to police, the SUV may have sustained damage to the driver’s side door. The cyclist suffered minor injuries.

Anyone with information on the crime is being encouraged to contact Ocean View police at (302) 539-1111.