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Del. Man Claims He Saw Elephant On Road, Faces 7th DUI Charge

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Samuel Phipps was arrested Friday night. He now faces his 7th DUI charge. (Delaware State Police) Samuel Phipps was arrested Friday night. He now faces his 7th DUI charge. (Delaware State Police)
NEW CASTLE, Del. -

Delaware State Police say a New Castle man was arrested for his 7th DUI offense after he claimed the accident he was involved in was the result of attempting to avoid an elephant he saw in the middle of the road.

Samuel Phipps, 31, was arrested Friday night when state police say the Land Rover he was driving veered off the road into a guardrail just south of the ramp to State Route 141.

Officers who responded to the accident report Phipps appeared to be impaired.

State police say he admitted to smoking marijuana that was dipped in PCP prior to driving and that he was trying to avoid an elephant that he apparently saw running in the path of his vehicle.

Police say Phipps was arrested on the DUI charge and Failure to Have Required Insurance.

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