Lewes- The Delaware State Police have arrested a man from Jackson, AL for his 4th offense DUI after he was involved in two separate crashes.
On August 28, 2018, at approximately 9:47 p.m., Troopers were dispatched to Coastal Highway and Wescoats Road in reference to a crash. Upon arrival, Troopers discovered a black GMC Yukon rolled over and the driver had fled the scene. Two of the passengers in the Yukon were injured and transported to the Beebe Medical Center with non-life threatening injures.
Further investigation revealed that the Yukon was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway when it sideswiped a vehicle, drove into the median, and rolled over into the southbound lanes of travel.
As Troopers were investigating this crash, they were made aware of another crash that just occurred prior, involving the same Yukon. Investigation revealed that during this crash, the Yukon had rear ended a vehicle that was stopped at the traffic light on Coastal Highway at John J. Williams Highway, and the Yukon continued northbound, fleeing the scene.
There were no injures reported by the occupants of either of the vehicles struck by the Yukon.
Based on witnesses description of the driver of the Yukon, Troopers located the subject walking in the parking lot of the Grotto's Grand Slam located at Coastal Highway and Shady Road in Lewes. Upon contact, Troopers detected an odor of alcohol and a DUI investigation ensued.
The driver, identified as 33-year-old Travis Lucyies, was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:
- 4th Offense Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony)
- Vehicular Assault Second Degree Driving Under the Influence (2 counts)
- Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Injury
- Leaving the Scene of Property Collision Accident
- Reckless Driving
- Driving Without a Valid License
- Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed
- Following a Motor Vehicle Too Closely
- Multiple other related traffic offenses
Lucyies was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to theSussex Correctional Institution on $11,117.00 secured bond.