Officers from the Selbyville Police Department on Thursday, June 10, made three separate arrests involving charges of driving under the influence. According to Police Chief W. Scott Collins, on June 10, about 8:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at 8 N. Main Street. As officers approached the vehicle, he said, they observed two juvenile males and detected the odor of marijuana.
As a result of the investigation, officers arrested a 17-year-old boy from Selbyville for DUI and No Insurance. He was subsequently released to his mother, pending arraignment in Justice of the Peace Court No. 14. It was the SPD’s third arrest of the day on a DUI charge.
About 5:30 a.m. on June 10, officers had responded to a report of an accident on DuPont Boulevard north of Cemetery Road. Officers located a Chevrolet Metro with heavy front-end damage. The operator of the vehicle, 31-year-old José Aburto of Selbyville, was located near the vehicle. As a result of the investigation, Aburto was found to have an approximate blood-alcohol level of 0.182 percent and was subsequently arrested for DUI and Driving without a License. He was released pending arraignment in Justice of the Peace Court No. 14.
Kicking off the series of arrests, about 1 a.m., Selbyville officers had conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 55 mph in a 35 mph zone on Lighthouse Road, in the area of Millpond. As result of the field tests conduct at that time, police said, the operator of the vehicle, James L. Maloney, 21, of Rockville, Md., was charged with DUI. He was released, pending arraignment in Justice of the Peace Court No. 14.