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Driver Charged After High-Speed Police Chase

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WBOC Chopper 16 aerial photos of the scene where the police chase ended in Milford. WBOC Chopper 16 aerial photos of the scene where the police chase ended in Milford.

MILFORD, Del.- A high-speed police chase that traversed eastern Sussex County ended in Milford on Wednesday afternoon with the driver taken into custody.

Georgetown police say 45-year-old Jorge Vasquez of the 300 block of South Bedford Street in Georgetown has been charged by Delaware State Police with reckless endangering, resisting arrest, failure to stop on command of a police officer and numerous other traffic offenses, in connection with the chase.

Police said it all began shortly before noon Wednesday when officers were called to the parking lot of the Kentucky Fried Chicken at the Georgetown Plaza for a possible domestic assault. Witnesses on the scene told police the silver Nissan Altima being driven by Vasquez tried to run over a female. While they were checking the scene, they spotted Vasquez traveling east on Trap Pond Road and the chase began.

The chase weaved all through Sussex County to Millsboro, Dagsboro, Selbyville, among other areas. Vasquez proceeded to the Rehoboth Beach area where Vasquez led police to the Rehoboth Beach Country Club.

Despite the country club having only one entrance and exit, the driver managed to escape and the chase continued before ending in Milford.

Multiple police agencies, including Delaware State Police, the Georgetown Police Department and the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, were involved in the pursuit, which covered nearly 70 miles.

Georgetown police said that in addition to the charges filed against Vasquez by DSP, charges are pending against Vasquez in connection with the original complaint that led to the pursuit.

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