Troopers Arrest Subject for DUI and Weapon Charges Following Pursuit

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Delaware State Police have arrested 34-year-old Miguel Fantauzzi-Rivera of Lincoln, DE on DUI and weapon charges following a vehicle pursuit that occurred in the Smyrna area last night.

On June 6, 2023, at approximately 9:55 p.m., a trooper was investigating a violation of a court order at a residence on West Glenwood Avenue, Smyrna, when the suspect returned to the residence in a black SUV. The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle fled. The suspect fled southbound on Route 13 and turned onto eastbound Big Woods Road where he lost control of the vehicle and went into a ditch. With assistance from officers of the Smyrna Police Department, the suspect identified as Miguel Fantauzzi-Rivera was taken into custody without incident. During contact with Fantauzzi-Rivera, troopers observed signs of impairment and a DUI investigation ensued. Additionally, a subsequent search of his vehicle led to the discovery of a handgun reported stolen out of Columbia, South Carolina.

Fantauzzi-Rivera was transported to Troop 9 and charged with the following offenses:

  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Breach of Release
  • Criminal Trespass Third Degree
  • Numerous traffic offenses

Fantauzzi-Rivera was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on an $8,106 secured bond.

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