Man Arrested for Trying to Run Over MADD Volunteers at DUI Checkpoint
DOVER- The sixth week of Delaware's "Checkpoint Strikeforce" campaign resulted in 22 arrests for DUI charges as well as the arrest of one man who is accused of trying to run down two volunteers from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
The Delaware Office of Highway Safety reports that state law enforcement officers made the 22 arrests for DUI on Aug. 5 and 6.
Participating agencies included Delaware State Police Troops 1 and 4, as well as the Kent, Sussex and New Castle county DUI task forces.
Officers from the Kent County DUI Task Force also charged one person with two counts of reckless endangering at their Friday night checkpoint on Rt. 12 outside of Felton. According to police reports, the driver refused to obey several police commands to stop the vehicle and roll down his window. According to the police, the driver then tried to flee the checkpoint and in the process nearly ran over two members of Delaware’s MADD chapter who were assisting police at the checkpoint.
Officers pursued the driver into a field after he abandoned the car he was driving and arrested him for various charges. The members from MADD were not injured.
In addition to last weekend’s DUI arrests, officers issued one citation for an underage drinking violation, apprehended four wanted individuals, made 11 drug arrests and issued 82 other traffic citations– including 18 seat belt citations.