NEW CASTLE (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: New Castle County Police say they have arrested a New Castle man after they say he crashed into an apartment building and left the scene.
Police say it was around 2:15 a.m. when officers were dispatched to the Georgetown Manor Apartments on Christiana Road near New Castle for reports of a car that had crashed into an apartment building.
The officers, who were enroute to the scene, received an update from the emergency communications center that witnesses were reporting that the vehicle had driven away and parked in another parking lot in the complex., police said.
“When the officers arrived, they located a 2009 Honda Accord with heavy front-end damage.,” Said police spokesman Michel Eckerd. “The officers were then able to locate the operator of the vehicle, 37-year-old Kevin Hill, who was in his apartment.”
Eckerd said, “Hill was examined at the scene and released by Christiana Fire Company and was then taken into custody by the officers. Hill was then transported to New Castle County Police Headquarters and charged with Careless Driving and felony Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol 3rd Offense. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released after posting $3000 secured bail.”
The building that was struck was evaluated by New Castle County Code Enforcement and the building was not condemned or deemed unsafe.
The investigation is ongoing and we are asking for anyone that might have witnessed this crash or have any information pertaining to this investigation to please contact Detective Brandon Harris at Brandon.Harris@newcastlede.gov or by calling our non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. We can also be contacted via Facebook Direct Message.
Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Division of Police.
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