48-year-old David L. Sayre issued traffic citations

Delaware State Police have charged a Georgetown man for driving under the influence after he struck a train.

The incident occurred on Monday, October 8, at 11 p.m., when troopers were dispatched to Dagsboro Road and Train Lane in Dagsboro. A 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck had attempted to cross the railroad and struck one of the train cars with its left headlight.  The operator of the train was able to bring the train to a stop after the collision.

Upon contact with the driver, 48-year-old David L. Sayre, an odor of alcohol was detected.  Sayre was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Beebe Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the train, a 46-year-old man from Berlin, Maryland and his 48-year-old male passenger from Crumpton, Maryland did not sustain injuries as a result of the crash.

Sayre was issued traffic citations for driving a vehicle under the influence and failure to have insurance identification. The roadway was closed for approximately one and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.