A computer check revealed he had four previous DUI convictions (12/05/12, 10/05/00, 10/09/96, and 08/16/91); this arrest would make #5.
Cody S. Hopkins, 24, was operating a 2006 Dodge Ram and was traveling in a northbound direction on Canterbury Road just south of Blue Jay Lane. As Hopkins attempted to negotiate a curve in the roadway, his vehicle’s right side tires traveled off of the east edge of the roadway.
The Delaware State Police released the names of the operator hit by William T German as Jacquelyn Scott-Crothers and the passenger that died in the fatal crash east of Bear, as John Crothers.
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.
Michael Burns, who was not properly restrained at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene. Natasha Sagapolutele, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics.
He was arrested and charged by troopers with Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree, Careless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and No Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance.