Troopers: Man With Alias Flees After Sideswiping Ambulance

Seaford – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Georgetown man for DUI after he crashed into an ambulance and fled from the scene, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the incident began around 9:30 a.m., Saturday October 28, 2017, when numerous motorist reported a silver Scion driving erratically on Middleford Road in the city limits of Seaford.

Six minutes later, an ambulance from Blades reported they had been sideswiped by the same vehicle and it fled eastbound on Middleford Road, said Fournier. Witnesses observed the Scion turn right onto Old Furnace Road and an officer from Seaford Police Department and trooper were able to catch up to the car as it turned left onto Cokesbury Road, according to Fournier. The Scion continued a short distance and continued to drive erratically across both lanes as the trooper and officer followed behind with their emergency equipment activated before finally coming to a stop.

Anselmo Dionicio-Lopez (AKA: Miguel Chavez), 26 of Georgetown, was contacted in the driver’s seat and upon the trooper detecting an odor of alcohol, a DUI investigation ensued, said Fournier. Dionicio-Lopez was then taken into custody and transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of a Property Collision, Driving without a Valid License, Failure to Provide Information at a Collision Scene, Expired Tags, Drinking While Driving, and several other traffic related offenses. It was determined after being processed into Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) that he had given a false name of Miguel Chavez. He was additional charged with Criminal Impersonation. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to SCI on $2,600.00 cash bail for all charges.