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Motorcyclist Hits Horse In Bridgeville Then Leads Police On Apparent Chase

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BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - A Lincoln man is behind bar after allegedly hitting a horse with his motorcycle, then fleeing.

Delaware State Police say on Sunday, around 6:50 PM, a 40-year-old Bridgeville woman was riding her horse on Chaplains Chapel Road, when she went to cross the road and looked both ways, saw it was clear, and proceeded. According to the report, as they were crossing the road, the sound of a loud, fast moving motorcycle startled the horse, causing it to stay in the road.

Police say the motorcyclist used the brakes, and slid on the road, before hitting the horse. After the woman regained control of the horse, she ran to help the apparently injured motorcyclist, and tried to give first aid, but he reportedly refused treatment and got back onto his motorcycle and fled. Police say the woman called 911, and described the motorcyclist, who apparently wasn't wearing a helmet.

A short while later, around 7:05 PM, Georgetown Police said they found the motorcyclist in the area of US 113 and SR404, and tried to stop him, but he fled from them, traveling upwards of 100 mph at points.

Delaware State Police and other officers assisted, including the DSP helicopter, which tracked the suspect through Lincoln and Milford, before he finally stopped in the area of Benson Road near Jefferson Road, in Lincoln, around 7:45 PM. The suspect reportedly continued to flee, on foot, into a soybean field, where Troopers were able 34-year-old Roosevelt Williams into custody.

Williams, who reportedly had 3.2 grams of synthetic marijuana on him at the time of his arrest, was charged with over 70 traffic violations, including reckless driving, aggressive driving, disregarding a police officers signal, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held at SCI on $13,950 bond.

Police say the 40-year-old woman was slightly injured, but didn't require medical attention, and the horse didn't appear to be injured.

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