Milton- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Rehoboth Beach man after an attempted traffic stop led to an assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said the incident occurred on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at approximately 4:50 p.m., when a Trooper observed a white Ford F150 driving erratically as it was traveling southbound on Hudson Road in the area of Cave Neck Road.
As the Trooper began to turn his vehicle around to initiate a traffic stop the Ford F-150 failed to come to a complete stop at the stop sign and collided with 2012 Jeep Wrangler that was in front of it at the intersection, according to Jaffe. Officials said the Trooper made contact with the operator of the F-150, 35-year-old Edwin Alfredo Alarcon, and an odor of alcohol was detected.
It was at this point that Alarcon became disorderly and threatened to kill the Trooper, said Jaffe. Alarcon placed his vehicle in drive and began heading towards the Trooper, who was outside of his vehicle, when Alarcon struck a second vehicle, a Toyota Prius that was stopped in traffic on Cave Neck Road, according to authorities.
The impact caused the Prius to strike the Trooper’s unmarked divisionally issued Chevrolet Tahoe.
Troopers attempted to remove Alarcon from the vehicle and he began resisting, striking a Trooper in the face. Alarcon was subsequently taken into custody and transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:
Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
Assault 2nd injury to a Law Enforcement Officer
Reckless Endanger First Degree (2 counts)
Criminal Mischief (2 counts)
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
Other traffic related offenses
Alarcon was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $32,001.00 secured bond.
The Trooper sustained minor injuries to his face and arm. The operator of the Wrangler and the Prius were not injured as a result of this incident.