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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.


Anonymous said...

Just sad and totally unnecessary...

Anonymous said...

This was tragic enough but is it normal for fireman to line up their helmets as in the first picture? Would this have been done if someone was killed? Seems a bit arrogant to me!

Anonymous said...

How's exactly is it arrogant?

Anonymous said...

Arrogant??? They have them sitting on the curb and out of the way. Pray you never need help because no matter what they did, I'm sure you'd find something to complain about