Friday, November 27, 2015
Millsboro Man Arrested for DUI after Two Vehicle Crash East of Millsboro
Millsboro, DE – Troopers are investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred early Thursday evening that resulted in a Millsboro man being arrested for DUI and other charges.
The incident occurred around 6:25 p.m. Thursday November 26, 2015 as Joseph F. Peart Jr., 45 of Millsboro, was operating a 2000 Dodge Durango westbound on John J. Williams Highway (SR24) just east of Maryland Camp Road (CR304). Through witness accounts, the Durango began swerving into the on-coming lane when it struck an eastbound 2003 Volkswagen Beetle head-on. The impact forced the Durango to overturn on its side and rotate 180 degrees before coming to a stop. The Beetle rotated 180 degrees after the collision in the eastbound lane where it came to a stop.
Joseph Peart was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare where he was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries. He was subsequently 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. He was arraigned by a JP Court Judge out of JP3 and placed in custody of the Delaware Department of Corrections in lieu of $7,102.00 secured bond.
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.
Barbara B. Hahn, 55 of Rehoboth Beach, was properly restrained in the Volkswagen Beetle and was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare where she was admitted with undetermined injuries.
SR24 in the area of Mountaire Farms was closed for approximately 90 minutes while the crash was investigated and cleared.
at 11/27/2015 12:23:00 PM