Man Sentenced To Three Years In Prison Leads Troopers On Easter Morning Pursuit

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Selbyville – The Delaware State Police have charged 47-year-old Gerald Lusby Jr., of Selbyville, with DUI, resisting arrest and multiple other traffic-related offenses after he led Troopers on a pursuit early Sunday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident began at approximately 2:15 a.m., Sunday, April 21, 2019, when a Trooper observed a white Chevy Trailblazer traveling at a high rate of speed on[ms-protect-content id=”35525,36371,36374,36464,36481″]Lighthouse Road, east of Treasure Beach Campground. The Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle however the operator, later identified as Lusby, refused to stop and led police on a chase which lasted approximately nine minutes.

The Chevy became disabled on Peppers Corner Road after assisting officers from the Ocean View Police Department deployed stop sticks, which deflated the tires on the vehicle. After abandoning the vehicle Lusby fled into an adjacent wooded area where he was located by Delaware State Police helicopter Trooper 2, said Austin. Troopers on the ground were directed into Lusby’s location and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Lusby was transported to Troop 4 where further investigation determined that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, said Austin. Lusby was charged with Disregarding a Police Officers Signal, Resisting Arrest, DUI/alcohol, Failure to Comply with Taking Fingerprints and Speeding, along with multiple other moving traffic violations.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $2612.00 secured bail.

1n 2018 The Maryland Coast Dispatch reported that Lusby’s 12th drunk driving conviction resulted In a three-year sentence.[/ms-protect-content]

 

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