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Intoxicated Newark man arrested after driving vehicle into ocean at Cape Henlopen

Officers responded to Cape Henlopen State Park’s Navy Beach following a report of a water rescue in progress.

CAPE HENLOPEN (DE0 BY DNTV: Delaware Natural Resources Police State Park officers arrested 48-year-old Donald R. Quill Jr. of Newark, Delaware, on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and additional traffic violations Thursday evening after he drove his vehicle into the ocean on Cape Henlopen.

Police say at approximately 7:20 p.m., on Sept. 8, officers responded to Cape Henlopen State Park’s Navy Beach following a report of a water rescue in progress. Witnesses called 911 police said after seeing a vehicle driven into the surf. Police gave credit to bystanders, who quickly entered the water and helped the driver from the vehicle and onto shore.

During the Natural Resources Police investigation, officers observed that Quill displayed signs of impairment. He was then transported to Rehoboth Police Department for further investigation, where he was charged with DUI, a misdemeanor, and inattentive driving and operating a motor vehicle on closed Delaware State Parks areas, both traffic violations.

Quill was video-arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,502 cash bond and issued a no-contact order with all Delaware State Parks.

NCCPD Officer injured after being rear-ended at light where he was stopped

The officer was stopped at a red signal on the Churchmans Road Extension when he was struck from behind.

New Castle (DE) by Digital News Team:  A 17-year veteran of the New Castle County Police Department was transported to Christiana Medical Center after a motor vehicle collision on Wednesday September 07, 2022 while operating his patrol vehicle.

Police say on Wednesday September 07, 2022 at approximately 10:30 a.m., the officer was traveling southbound on Churchmans Road Extension when he stopped for a red signal at the traffic light just prior to the intersection of Christiana Road (SR273).  Moments later, he was rear-ended by a 2011 Hyundai Sonata being operated by a 63-year-old female.  The sedan continued to travel in the southbound direction before it veered off the roadway. It then jumped the curb onto the grass and struck a DelDOT sign.

Police say both the officer and the 63-year-old female driver of the sedan were transported to Christiana Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 63-year-old female driver was issued a citation for careless driving and failure to have insurance identification in possession.

Smyrna Road Rage incident ends in shooting of victim who was not struck

The victim began passing the SUV, and as she drove by her vehicle was shot.

Smyrna (DE) By Digital News Team: Delaware State Police are investigating a road rage shooting incident that occurred in the Smyrna area on Saturday evening.

On September 3, 2022, at approximately 11:49 p.m., police say troopers responded to the area of South Dupont Boulevard and Twin Willows Road for a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, police say troopers learned that a 24-year-old female from Camden, Delaware had been the victim of a road rage incident.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim had been driving northbound on South Dupont Boulevard in the Cheswold area when a red SUV passed her on the shoulder. The SUV then began slowing and stopping in front of the victim on the roadway. The victim began passing the SUV, and as she drove by her vehicle was shot. The SUV then fled the scene and proceeded towards an unknown destination.

The victim was not injured in this incident. At this time there is no make, model, or operator description available for the red SUV that fled the scene.

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Detective P. Campbell by calling 302-698-8504. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.

Intoxicated woman rear-ends state trooper at high rate of speed

A Delaware State Trooper suffered non-life threating injuries after being rear-ended by a drunk driver in Rehoboth Beach early Sunday morning police said in a news release.

REHOBOTH BEACH (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A Delaware State Trooper is suffering non-life threating injuries after being rear-ended by a drunk driver in Rehoboth Beach early Sunday morning police said.

The 11-Year veteran who was not identified, was transported to a local area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Police say the crash happened on Sunday July 18, 2021, around 3:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Coastal Highway in Rehoboth.

According to police, the trooper was operating his fully marked Chevrolet Tahoe in the left lane, just north of Conquest Road when he was struck from behind by a 2017 Lexus ES350 who police said was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Police identified the driver of the Lexus as 44-Year-Old Angela Robinson of Magnolia.  

After impact, the Lexus exited the roadway, and slid through the grass center median, rotated counterclockwise approximately 90 degrees, and came to a rest in the median.

As a result of the impact, the state police Tahoe was violently pushed forward until coming to rest in the northbound shoulder of Coastal Highway (SR 1).

The 11-year veteran trooper and Robinson were the sole occupants in their respective vehicles. Robinson was not injured as a result of the collision however, the trooper was transported to Beebe Medical Center for non-life threating injuries.

Photo Submitted | Angela Robinson

During the investigation, it was suspected that Robinson was operating her vehicle under the influence and a DUI investigation ensued.

Following the DUI investigation, Robinson was transported to Troop 7 where she was charged with Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree, Driving a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed, and Fail to Have Insurance Identification in Possession.

Robinson was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $3,300 cash bond

The northbound lanes of Coastal Highway (SR 1) were closed for approximately 3 hours while the collision was being investigated, and the roadway was cleared.

Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Corporal/3 Argo with the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-703-3264. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

Teen in critical condition following high speed Wilmington crash

According to police, the crash happened in the area of the 100th block of Pierson Drive, when the Honda Insight drove left of center and struck the Kia head-on.

HOCKESSIN (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A juvenile is in critical condition following a high-speed crash in Wellington Hills according to  New Castle County Police.

Police say they are investigating the crash that occurred in the area of Pierson Drive in the community of Wellington Hills Saturday night around 10:00 p.m. 

Patrol officers and first responders arrived at the scene and discovered a two-vehicle crash  involving a silver Honda Insight & a Teal Kia Telluride.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 38-year-old female was operating a Kia Telluride and was traveling northbound on Pierson Drive. At the same time, a Honda Insight, which was being operated by a juvenile was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Pierson Drive in the opposite direction.

According to police, the crash happened in the area of the 100th block of Pierson Drive, when the Honda Insight drove left of center and struck the Kia head-on.

The juvenile driver was trapped in the Honda for approximately 40 minutes prior to being transported to a local area hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The driver of the Kia Telluride was also transported to a local area hospital and is in stable condition.

Police said, the investigation is still ongoing; however, it appear that speed is a factor.

If you witnessed this crash or have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Hussong at william.hussong@newcastlde.gov or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. 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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