Rishi Patel, age 24 of Hockessin DE, was arrested and charged with DUI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and related summary traffic offenses, following a traffic stop for erratic driving. The incident occurred on Friday March 19, 2021 at 8:02 p.m., in the 200 block of Starr Road, in New Garden Township. Upon making contact with Patel, who was exhibiting signs of possible impairment, police observed, in plain view, a vape pen, smoking pipe and multiple empty mini liquor bottles. Standard Field Sobriety Tests confirmed impairment and Patel was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. He was transported for a chemical test of his blood, which he refused. He was processed and released pending issuance of a summons. Charges filed in MDC 15-4-04. The case is pending a preliminary hearing.