Lieutenant governor’s aide, a Dover councilman, busted for DUI

 26-year-old Tanner Polce, who was recently elected to the Dover city council, was charged with DUI and several other traffic offenses after running a stop sign Sunday afternoon. (Polce for Council/Facebook)

26-year-old Tanner Polce, who was recently elected to the Dover city council, was charged with DUI and several other traffic offenses after running a stop sign Sunday afternoon. (Polce for Council/Facebook)

Delaware State Police have charged the policy director for Democratic Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long with drunken driving.

DSP spokesman Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said Tuesday that 26-year-old Tanner Polce, who was recently elected to the Dover city council, was charged with DUI and several other traffic offenses after running a stop sign Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say Polce was driving a 2016 Toyota westbound on Chesapeake City Road and failed to stop at the intersection with Red Lion Road.

Polce’s car was struck by a 2003 Honda driven by a 55-year-old New Castle man.

The operator of the Accord and a 47-year-old male passenger were taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Polce did not immediately respond to an email message Tuesday.

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