DOVER, Delaware – A state lawmaker from Dover has been arrested for his second DUI and has also been accused of fleeing the scene of an accident in Wilmington where he reportedly sideswiped a city police car.

According to city police, an officer had parked his car in the 2900 block of North Market Street Sunday night to respond to a call.  As he was getting out of the vehicle, a black SUV crashed into it then continued heading southbound on Market Street until authorities stopped him on West 27th Street.

The driver was identified as Edward B. “Brad” Bennett, the Democratic State Representative. Bennett was then charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, as well as no proof of insurance and failing to report an accident involving alcohol.

Bennett’s first DUI charge was in October 2010 in Sussex County. Four months after the incident, he issued a statement saying, “I made a mistake that will not happen again.”  Bennett was sentenced to one year of probation for the drunk driving incident.

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