Rehoboth Man Charged With Vehicular Assault, DUI Released On Unsecured Bond

Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware State Police have charged a Rehoboth Beach man with Vehicular Assault and Driving Under the Influence stemming from a motor vehicle crash that took place in Rehoboth Beach, Friday evening, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said the incident occurred at approximately 8:41 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020, in the area of Coastal Highway northbound just south of Lighthouse Plaza Boulevard.

The operator of a blue 2007 Acura TL, identified as 57-year-old John C. Glenstrup, was headed northbound on Coastal Hwy in the center lane approaching the Lighthouse Boulevard intersection. A maroon 2006 Honda CRV operated by a 23-year-old Milton woman was stopped in the center lane of Coastal Highway northbound just south of Lighthouse Plaza Boulevard due to traffic stopped. A black 2019 Ford F250 pickup operated by a 43-year-old Lewes woman was stopped directly in front of the Honda CRV.

Pepper said Glenstrup failed to stop, and the front center of his vehicle crashed into the center rear of the Honda CRV. The Honda CRV’s front center then collided with the rear center of the Ford F250. As a result, the three vehicles became disabled in the center lane of Coastal Highway.

The operator of the Honda CRV was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. A 22-year-old Lewes man,  a passenger in the Honda CRV, was not injured.

Glenstrup was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, was not injured, said Pepper. He was transported to Troop 7 where he was charged with:

Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree (felony)
DUI (alcohol)
He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $2,500.00 unsecured bail.


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