A 22-year-old Rehoboth Beach man who was bicycling on Coastal Highway in the early morning hours of July 10 was arrested after he collided with a fully marked patrol vehicle.
According to the Delaware State Police, a trooper patrolling Coastal Highway between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach around 1:30 a.m. observed Huseyin Engin Uysal riding a bicycle northbound without a headlight and weaving in and out of the travel lane while texting. Police said the trooper pulled ahead of Uysal onto the right shoulder and activated the lights on his patrol vehicle before exiting the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe to make contact with Uysal. As the trooper gave commands for Uysal to stop, police said he continued past the trooper and struck the rear of the Tahoe, ejecting him over the handlebars and into the roadway near the driver’s side door. Police said the trooper rendered first aid and assisted Uysal back to the curb, where he advised that he was uninjured. As the trooper was talking with Uysal, police said an odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued.
Uysal was cited and released for bicycling while under the influence of alcohol, failure to remain in a single lane and bicycle not equipped with a light.