Troopers: Pursuit Leads To DUI, Passing A Stopped School Bus Charges

Millsboro- The Delaware State Police have arrested 37-year-old Ronald L. Foster after he led them on a pursuit while driving under the influence, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on January 21, 2020, at approximately 3:43 p.m., when a Trooper observed a white Mercury Mariner traveling westbound on Caravel Drive in the River Village development, Millsboro, spinning tires, making quick evasive maneuvers and failing to stop at a stop sign.

A traffic stop was initiated, however, Foster refused to stop. As he evaded police, multiple traffic violations were committed, including passing a stopped school bus, traveling above the posted speed limit, failing to stop at multiple stop signs and driving on the shoulder, according to jaffe.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop on westbound John J. Williams Highway east of Mountaire Farms. When Foster was taken into custody an odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued. A computer inquiry revealed that Foster’s license was suspended and the vehicle had fictitious plates and was not registered, said Jaffe. Foster also had four active capiases.

Foster was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with the following:

Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
Driving While Suspended
Passing a Stopped School Bus
Reckless Driving
34 other related traffic offenses

He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $3932.00 secured bond.

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