Milford Man Arrested For Vehicular Assault/DUI After Major Vehicle Collision

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Incident Number:  50-24-19766

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 at 3:58 p.m.

Location: North DuPont Highway and East Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer Master Corporal Ryan Schmid / Chief of Community Relations Arshon Howard

Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

The Dover Police Department has arrested Djerryson Charles, 26, of Milford, on various charges following a major vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon. The investigation began at approximately 3:50 p.m. when the Dover Police Department received a call to assist the Capital Police Department with an erratic driver at the Dover Department of Motor Vehicles. Capital Police attempted to stop the vehicle, operated by Charles; however, the vehicle reversed and intentionally rammed the occupied police vehicle, causing the officer to sustain injuries. The officer was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for injuries sustained during this accident. The officer is identified as a 2-year veteran of the Capital Police Department and is assigned to Patrol.

The vehicle left the parking lot and drove northbound on North DuPont Highway. At some point during this incident, the vehicle crossed over the median and was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes and struck multiple vehicles in the area of East Loockerman Street, causing the vehicle to become disabled. Charles ran from the scene on foot after this collision; however, he was taken into custody without incident by Dover Police Officers responding to the scene.

As a result of the collision, a 48-year-old male and a 22-year-old male were transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for injuries related to the collision.

Upon taking Charles into custody, Officers noticed that he was exhibiting signs of impairment and proceeded with a DUI investigation. After the investigation, Charles was arrested to DUI and related charges.

He was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Charles was committed to SCI on $37,600 cash bail on the following charges from Dover Police:

  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (3x)
  • Vehicular Assault First Degree (2x)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Injury
  • Reckless Driving
  • DUI – Drug
  • Several Traffic Charge

Charles was committed to SCI on $25,000 secured bail on the following charges from Capital Police:

  • Assault First Degree
  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (2x)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (2x)

Charles is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Djerryson Charles
Dover, DE

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