Crash Involving Lt. Governor’s Policy Director Sends Two To Hospital, Charged With DUI

Tanner Polce
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Bear – On Sunday, May 28, 2017 at approximately 5:45 p.m., Tanner Polce, 26, of Dover, was operating a 2016 Toyota Camry and was traveling in a westbound direction on Chesapeake City Road, approaching the intersection of SR71 (Red Lion Road), according to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jeffrey Hale.

Tanner Polce is a Dover city councilman and the policy director for Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall Long.

Hale said Polce failed to stop at a posted stop sign and entered the intersection. His vehicle was then struck by a 2003 Honda Accord, which was traveling in a northbound direction on Rt. 71, and which was being operated by a 55-year-old New Castle man, according to Hale

The operator of the Accord, as well as a 47-year-old male passenger, were transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital where they were treated for their non-life threatening injuries, according to Hale.

Tanner Polce, was not injured and was charged with DUI and several other traffic offenses.

 

 

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