Two Young People Seriously Injured In Head-On Collision, Man Charged With DUI, Vehicular Assault

Millsboro – Delaware State Troopers have charged a Millsboro man with two counts of vehicular assault after he was involved in a crash and found to be driving under the influence, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on Friday, September 28, 2018 at approximately 3:00 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the area of Millsboro Highway and Godwin School Road for a report of a crash. Upon arrival, it was determined that a 2016 BMW was headed eastbound on Millsboro Highway when it failed to maintain its lane, according to Jaffe. The BMW entered into the westbound lane of travel and struck a 2009 Blue Nissan Altima head on, said Jaffe.

Upon contact with the operator of the BMW, 31-year-old Lamar Finney, an odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued, added Jaffe.

The operator of the Altima, a 24-year-old Laurel man and an his passenger, an 18-year-old Millsboro woman, were both transported to the Beebe Medical Center with serious injuries.

Finney was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

Vehicular Assault First Degree (2 counts)
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
Failure to Transfer Title and Registration
Failure to remain within a single lane
Finney was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $7,002.00 unsecured bond.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us

 

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