Trooper Injured By Fleeing Motorcycle In Newark


Newark – The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate an incident in which a Trooper was struck by a motorcycle, that was evading a DUI checkpoint, and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the operator, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018, at a DUI Checkpoint which was set up in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 40 (Pulaski Hwy.), in the area of Lagrange Avenue, Newark.

A uniformed Trooper who was on foot working the check-point observed a sport-style motorcycle, illuminated with green lighting, passing other vehicles which were stopped at the check-point. The operator failed to stop when given verbal commands by the Trooper, and instead accelerated and proceeded to maneuver through the other stopped vehicles, striking the Trooper as he fled, said Austin.

The motorcycle continued to travel eastbound on U.S. 40 at a high rate of speed, running multiple red lights, and was last seen in the area of Porter Road. As a result of the incident, the Trooper was admitted to the Christiana Hospital with an upper extremity injury but has since been released.

The motorcycle involved in the incident is described as a sport-style bike equipped with green ground effect lighting, similar to the above image.

The operator was described as a white male, wearing a dark helmet, t-shirt, with visible arm tattoos.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts or identity of the motorcycle or operator is asked to contact Detective G. Biddle of the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit at 302-365-8475.

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