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70-Year-Old DUI Suspect Slams Into Police Vehicle, Trooper Narrowly Escapes Injury

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Rehoboth – The Delaware State Police (DSP) are investigating a DUI involved crash early this morning in which a State Trooper’s vehicle was struck, according to Public Information Officer, Sergeant Darren Lester.

Lester said the incident occurred on Saturday, September 12, 2020, just after midnight when a 2005 Chrysler 300 traveling on Old Landing Road west of Airport Road failed to reduce speed and move over, sideswiping a fully marked blue DSP Tahoe which was conducting a traffic stop with its emergency lights activated.

The Tahoe was struck on the driver’s door. The Trooper suddenly realized the Tahoe was about to be struck, with the Trooper being able to re-enter into the Tahoe, just prior to impact. As the Trooper was attempting to re-enter the Tahoe, the driver’s side Tahoe door struck the Trooper’s leg, however, the Trooper was not injured. The State Police vehicle sustained damage to the driver’s side door area.

The occupant of the striking vehicle was identified as 70-year-old Gregory Brown, from Rehoboth Beach. Brown did not sustain any injuries from this accident. The Chrysler 300 operated by brown sustained disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Brown was charged with DUI and Failure to Yield/Change Lanes for Stopped Emergency Vehicle. He was issued a mandatory appearance to the Justice of the Peace Court for a later date.

The vehicle that was pulled over by the Trooper at the time of the accident was not involved in the collision.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police at this time.

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