On October 20, 2017 at approximately 1:10 am and officer from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division attempted to stop a Chevrolet S10 on North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) after observing a registration violation. With all emergency equipment activated on the police vehicle, the operator of the Chevrolet failed to stop and accelerated through a roadway in a cemetery on the east side of North DuPont Boulevard. As the vehicle exited the cemetery roadway it struck a curb on North Church Street, disabling the vehicle. The operator was taken into custody by the officer without further incident. Further investigation determined Zachary R. Thacker, 24 of Milford, was reportedly operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, as well as not having a valid drivers license. Mr. Thacker has been charged with Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, Failure to Transfer Title and Registration, Inattentive Driving, and Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed. Mr. Thacker was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $1350.00 unsecured. Mr. Thacker is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 10.27.2017 for a preliminary hearing.
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