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Police: N.J. Man Arrested After Trying to Flee Del. Crash Scene

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Robert Addari (Photo: Delaware State Police) Robert Addari (Photo: Delaware State Police)

LITTLE HEAVEN, Del.- Delaware State Police arrested a New Jersey man on traffic charges following accusations that he crashed into another vehicle and then tried to run away.

Troopers said it happened just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Little Heaven area of Kent County. 

According to police, 50-year-old Robert Addari was driving a 2003 Ford Fusion northbound in the grass median south of Mulberrie Point Road.

Troopers said Addari then drove recklessly northbound into the southbound lanes of Bay Road.

At the same time, police said a 2006 Toyota Camry, driven by 32-year-old Megan Rhinehardt, of Harrington, was traveling southbound in the left lane of Bay Road and was hit by the left front bumper of Addari's vehicle. 

Police said both vehicles then stopped in the road. They say Addari ran away from the scene after the collision westbound toward a field. 

Troopers said they were able to track down and locate Addari near a wooded area. They said Addari resisted arrest, but was taken into custody. 

According to troopers, Addari was not injured and Rhinehardt, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Kent General Hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police said troopers smelled alcohol coming from Addari. He was taken to Troop 3 where he was later charged with vehicular assault, resisting arrest, DUI, leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury, driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to remain within a single lane.

Police said Addari will remain at Troop 3 until his arraignment.

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