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Lewes Man Charged With Vehicular Assault, DUI After Crashes

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Samuel E. Pu Tzoy Samuel E. Pu Tzoy

LEWES, Del.- Delaware State Police say a 26-year-old Lewes man is facing DUI and related traffic charges after he crashed into an SUV and then fled into Lewes where he struck a police car.

Police said the incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday as Samuel E. Pu Tzoy was operating a 2002 Toyota Celica westbound on Clay Road approaching a posted stop sign at the intersection with Westcoats Corner Road. According to investigators, Pu Tzoy failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the passenger's side of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee being operated by 62-year-old Bradford S. Morris, of Lewes. 

Police said the impact of the collision caused the Jeep to overturn several times before coming to a stop. Troopers said Pu Tzoy initially came to a stop on the shoulder of Westcoats Corner Road before pulling away and traveling eastbound on Savannah Road (US9) where he struck the rear of a Lewes Police Department vehicle as it was attempting to assist in a traffic stop on the Celica.

Police said Bradford Morris and his 56-year-old wife, Guadalupe, were properly restrained and transported to Beebe Healthcare where Guadalupe was admitted with serious injuries.  She was later transported to Christiana Medical Center.  Bradford Morris was treated at Beebe for non-life-threatening injuries.

Pu Tzoy was taken into custody and transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with first-degree vehicular assault, leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury, failure to stop at a stop sign, driving without a valid license, and various other traffic related charges. 

The Lewes Police Department also charged Pu Tzoy with driving under the influence of alcohol, disregarding a police officer's signal, reckless driving, and other traffic offenses.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $7,201 cash bond on all charges. 

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