The Delaware State Police arrested 40-year-old Moises Espinoza-Saldivar of Selbyville, Delaware, for felony reckless endangering and additional criminal charges following a vehicular assault that occurred Saturday morning in Frankford.
Officials said on November 11, 2023, at approximately 9:44 a.m., troopers responded to a residence on the 35300 block of Cape Lane in Frankford for a report of a man struck by a white work van.
Troopers arrived at the scene and took the driver of the van, identified as Moises Espinoza-Saldivar, into custody without incident. During the investigation, troopers learned Espinoza-Saldivar confronted his ex-wife after he saw her talking to construction workers outside of her home.
During the argument, Espinoza-Saldivar knocked a drink out of his ex-wife’s hands before getting back into his van and speeding towards the three construction workers standing by the deck police said. The three men attempted to jump out of the way as the van approached, however, one of the men was struck by the van and pinned against the deck according to police.
The 44-year-old man was flown by Trooper 2 to an area trauma hospital for serious injuries. No other injuries were reported. Two children were on the deck when the incident occurred, and two additional children came outside when they heard the yelling. While taking Espinoza-Saldivar into custody, troopers observed signs of impairment and smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath officials said. Troopers located a small bottle of whiskey in Espinoza-Saldivar’s jacket pocket during a search incident to arrest.
Espinoza-Saldivar was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 on multiple charges, resulting in a commitment to Sussex Correctional Institution with a bail set at $88,300 cash bond.
The charges include Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, a felony offense; four counts of Reckless Endangering First Degree, also classified as a felony; Vehicular Assault Second Degree; three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child; Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence; Driving While Revoked; and Offensive Touching. Each of these charges contributes to the severity of the case and the substantial bail amount set by the court.