Troopers: Woman Charged With Assaulting Boyfriend While Driving

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Georgetown, Delaware – The Delaware State Police have arrested 47-year-old, Tammy L. White of Wilmington, on multiple felony charges stemming from a domestic-related assault that occurred Tuesday afternoon, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 2:28 p.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2019, as troopers were dispatched to County Seat Highway (SR 9) west of Georgetown for a possible stabbing.

The suspect, Tammy White and her 49-year-old boyfriend were in a vehicle traveling westbound on SR 9 when the two became engaged in a verbal altercation that escalated when Tammy began punching her boyfriend while he was driving, according to Bratz.

This nearly caused him to crash their vehicle so he subsequently stopped in the middle of the roadway. He continued to drive and Tammy started punching him again and then stabbed him with a pen in his neck, said Bratz. The victim stopped the vehicle and was able to contact another driver traveling on SR 9 to call 9-1-1.

The victim was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to a local area hospital for his injuries.

Bratz said a search of the vehicle revealed the suspect had prescription drugs without the proper prescription as well as drug paraphernalia.

Troopers took Tammy L. White into custody without incident. She was transported to Troop 4 where she was charged with the following:

Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Prescription Drugs without a Prescription
She was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $1,100.00 secured bail.

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