Delaware State Police arrested 53-year-old Steven Shores of Delmar, Maryland, for assault, DUI, and other traffic-related offenses following a collision investigation that occurred Friday afternoon in Millsboro.
Officials said on December 9, 2022, at approximately 4:54 p.m., troopers responded to John. J. Williams Highway and Silicato Drive for a reported hit-and-run collision. The investigation shawed that a Land Rover, driven by a 69-year-old Lewes man, was stopped for traffic in the westbound lane on John J. Williams Highway. A Ford E-150 van was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Highway behind the Land Rover and failed to stop for traffic. This caused the front of the van to collide with the rear of the Land Rover. The driver of the van, later identified as Shores, exited his vehicle and confronted the other driver. Shores then threw the man onto the roadway, got back into the van, and fled the scene going westbound on John J. Williams Highway according to police.
A short time later, the van collided with a utility pole after trying to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone on John J. Williams Highway near Gull Point Road. When troopers arrived on the scene, they observed signs that Shores was an impaired driver officials said. He was taken into custody without any further issues. The debris from this collision caused damage to a Honda Accord and a Lexus RX. The driver of the Land Rover was treated at an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. There were no additional injuries reported as a result of the collisions.
Shores was transported to Troop 7, where he was charged with the following crimes:
- Assault Second Degree (Felony)
- Driving Under the Influence
- Other traffic-related offenses
He was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $3607 secured bond.