Wildwood Detective Accused of DUI

Wildwood Detective Accused of DUI An off-duty police detective who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian has been charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Darrell Shelton, 31, a seven-year veteran of the Wildwood Police Department, was also charged with having an open container of alcohol in his Dodge pickup.

At about 2 a.m. Saturday, Shelton's vehicle struck Pablo Burrios-Salas, 29, of Wildwood, as he crossed New Jersey Avenue, according to Acting Cape May County Prosecutor Robert H. Codey.

Burrios-Salas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shelton has been suspended pending an investigation into the accident, according to Lt. James Rybicki, chief of detectives for the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office.

Burrios-Salas was with other people walking along the east side of New Jersey Avenue when he crossed the street and was hit by Shelton's vehicle, which was southbound, Rybicki said.

A witness called police and a Wildwood police officer pulled Shelton over a few blocks from the scene, Rybicki said.

Shelton's attorney, William Subin, could not be reached for comment. He did not immediately return two telephone calls to his office Monday.

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Author: NBC10/AP

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