Delmar- The Delaware State Police have arrested 29-year-old OBRIAN D. HANDY after he led police on a pursuit and struck two mailboxes.
The incident occurred on June 14, 2020, at approximately 4:02 a.m., when a Trooper responded to the 12000 block of Line Road, Delmar, in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, the Trooper located a black Toyota Camry running, with the operator passed out behind the wheel. The Trooper proceeded to knock on the window, when the driver took off at a slow rate of speed traveling westbound on Line Road. The driver struck two mailboxes on Line Road and continued to flee. The driver fled for approximately 8 miles before coming to a stop on Blackwater Road.
Upon contact with the driver, identified as Handy, signs of impairment were detected and a DUI investigation ensued. Handy was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with the following:
- Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
- Leaving the Scene of Property Collision Accident (2 counts)
- Driving Without a Valid License
- Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
- Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of a Combination of Alcohol and Any drug
- Failed to remain within a single lane (2 counts)
Handy was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 061520 1033
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