OCEAN CITY — A Georgetown, Del. man, arrested in August after first colliding with a vehicle on Coastal Highway before leading police on a high-speed chase through the midtown area, pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to four years in jail.
Around 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 18, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer on patrol in the area of 62nd Street observed two vehicles that had just been involved in a collision. Two occupants of the vehicle that had been struck were outside of their vehicle and were yelling at the driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision.
During the argument, the driver of the vehicle that caused the collision, later identified as Jeffrey Terkula, 30, fled southbound on Coastal Highway, driving over the median and going through a solid red traffic signal in the process. OCPD officers located Terkula’s vehicle in the southbound turn lane at 52nd Street and activated emergency lights in an attempt to stop him.