A 46-year-old Millsboro man was arrested July 10 after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident and alluded police while driving under the influence of alcohol in Georgetown.
A 46-year-old Millsboro man was arrested July 10 after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident and eluded police while driving under the influence of alcohol in Georgetown.
According to the Georgetown Police Department, officers were summoned to Cedar Street for a report of a hit and run and upon arrival, they were informed the vehicle that had fled the scene was in the parking lot of the Georgetown Post Office. Police said they responded to the post office and observed the vehicle leaving the parking lot. Police said a short pursuit ensued and the vehicle finally stopped in a private driveway in an alley off Cedar Street.
Police said Dimas Garcia was the driver and when officers ordered him to step out of the vehicle, he refused. Police said Garcia was physically removed from the vehicle and he continued to struggle with officers until he was subdued by a taser. Police said a sample of Garcia's breath revealed his blood alcohol content was .223.
Police said the operator of the other vehicle involved in the hit and run received minor injuries and was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.
Garcia was charged with DUI, disregarding a police officer's signal, leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury, second degree vehicular assault and driving while suspended, among other violations. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of bond.