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Georgetown Police: Millsboro man led officers on vehicle chase to Milton

GEORGETOWN, Del. - Georgetown Police say a Millsboro man was arrested Wednesday after he lead officers on a car chase up to Milton.

An officer with the Georgetown Police Department reportedly saw a silver Hyundai Sonata make a traffic violation while driving north on Edward Street. The officer followed the car onto North Bedford Street and attempted to pull the car over. The Hyundai continued onto northbound U.S. Route 113 and pulled over near Wilson Hill Road.

Police say after the officer got out of the police vehicle to approach the Hyundai's driver, the driver sped off, continuing northbound on Route 113. The officer resumed following the Hyundai, the suspect speeding and committing multiple traffic violations during the pursuit.

The suspect turned off Route 113 onto East Redden Road, then Sand Hill Road and finally onto Harbeson Road where the driver pulled into a private driveway and jumped out of the car, fleeing on foot. Officers with Milton Police and Lewes Police and Delaware State Troopers all assisted in searching for the suspect, who was found and arrested near Chestnut Street in Milton.

Police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Arthur Wells IV of Millsboro. He is charged with disregarding a police officer's signal, leaving the scene of an accident, aggressive driving, inattentive driving and a multitude of additional traffic violations. He has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of bond.


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