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Police: Two Troopers Assaulted By Fleeing DUI Suspect After Crash, Released On Unsecured Bond

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Lewes- The Delaware State Police have arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Milton, DE, after fleeing a collision scene, resisting arrest, and assaulting two Law Enforcement Officers, according to police.

Officials said the incident occurred on May 7, 2021, at approximately 2:24 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to Lewes Georgetown Highway and Josephs Road in Lewes, in reference to a vehicle crash where the operator of one of the vehicles fled the area on foot.

Witnesses at the scene described the operator as a black male wearing black jeans and a white t-shirt. Troopers canvassed the area and located the suspect inside of the Tall Pines Mobile Home Park. Troopers gave verbal commands and attempted to take the suspect into custody. Officials said the suspect actively and forcibly resisted arrest. After a physical altercation, the Troopers took the suspect into custody.

Two Troopers sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident. One of the Troopers required medical attention at an area hospital. Both sustained damage to personal property.

The 17-year-old juvenile was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

Assault 2nd Degree Injure a Law Enforcement Officer (Felony) – 2 counts
Resisting Arrest with Force (Felony)
Criminal Mischief- 2 counts
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of a Drug
Leaving the Scene of a Property Collision
Numerous Traffic Violations
The juvenile was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $13,000 unsecured bond

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