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Millsboro Man Faces DUI and Other Charges After Route 24 Crash

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Crash scene (Photo: DSP) Crash scene (Photo: DSP)

MILLSBORO, Del. - Delaware State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash that happened Thursday evening that resulted in a Millsboro man being arrested for DUI, among many charges.

The accident occurred around 6:25 pm as Joseph F. Peart Jr., 45 of Millsboro, was driving westbound in a Dodge Durango on John J. Williams Highway (SR24) just east of Maryland Camp Rd.

According to witnesses, Peart's vehicle began swerving into the on-coming lane when it struck an eastbound Volkswagen Beetle head-on. Police said the impact forced the Durango to overturn on its side and rotate 180 degrees before coming to stop. The Beetle rotated 180 degrees after the collision in the eastbound lane where it came to a stop.

Police said Peart was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare where he was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries. He was then charged with two counts of Vehicular Assault 1st, Driving Under the Influence of a Combination of Alcohol and any Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance (xanax) without a Prescription, Reckless Endangering 2nd, Driving While Suspended/Revoked, and various other traffic related charges.

Peart was arraigned and placed in custody of the Delaware Department of Corrections in lieu of $7,102.00 secured bond.

DSP said a 30-year-old male from Wilmington was a passenger in Peart's vehicle. He was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, Barbara B. Hahn, 55 of Rehoboth Beach, was properly restrained in the Beetle and was transported to Beebe Healthcare where she was admitted with undetermined injuries.

Police said SR24 in the area of Mountaire Farms was closed for approximately 90 minutes while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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