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Troopers Attempting To ID Man That Drove Off During Traffic Stop

New Castle – The Delaware State Police are attempting to identify the pictured subject who fled from a traffic stop, endangering multiple young children who were passengers in his vehicle.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019, on Moores Lane in the area of Midfield Road when Troopers stopped a Ford Explorer for a traffic violation.

Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, the Troopers observed two children in the back seat, who were properly restrained. However, seated in the front seat was an approximately 3-year-old child who was not restrained in any way.

As the Troopers were speaking with the driver in regards to the violation he suddenly accelerated and fled at a high rate of speed, said Austin. Due to the children being in the vehicle the Troopers did not pursue. The vehicle was unable to be located during a search of the area.

The vehicle was described as a tan or gold older model Ford Explorer, with a roof rack, tinted windows and bearing an unknown temporary PA tag.

Once identified the subject will face the following charges:

Disregard a Police Officers Signal
Reckless Endangering
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 counts)

Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the pictured subject or vehicle is asked to contact Sgt. E. Larney by calling 302-505-2773.

 

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