Delaware State Police arrested 33-year-old Michael Lewis of Bridgeville, Delaware, for gun and traffic charges following a crash investigation that occurred Friday night in Milton.
On December 22, 2023, at approximately 7:07 p.m., a trooper responded to the area of Gravel Hill Road and Webb Road in Milton for a crash involving a moped. Upon arriving, the trooper made contact with the operator of the moped, later identified as Michael Lewis, who was detained by a Georgetown Police Officer after Lewis attempted to leave the scene of the crash. While talking to Lewis, the trooper observed signs of impairment. Lewis refused to provide his identification to the trooper, and a search incident to arrest was conducted of Lewis and his belongings. A search of his backpack led to the discovery of a loaded firearm, a bottle of brandy, and personal documents positively identifying Lewis. A computer inquiry revealed Lewis is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Lewis was taken to Troop 4, where he was charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $6,503 secured bond.
- Possession of a Firearm Previously Convicted of a Felony (Felony)
- Possession of a Firearm while Under the Influence
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
- Driving While Revoked
- Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle
- Careless Driving
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