Police pursuit ends in crash at Dover car dealership; two arrested on drug charges
Delaware State Police say two people were arrested after a brief vehicle chase Tuesday evening in Dover when troopers discovered a large quantity of crack cocaine.
Just after 5 PM, police say a trooper witnessed a 2017 black Chevrolet Impala driving erratically in the southbound lanes of Delaware Route 1 near the Dover Toll Plaza. As the trooper pulled behind the car and signaled to pull over, the car did not stop, officials said. Instead, the car reportedly sped up and exited the highway onto Puncheon Run.
On Puncheon Run, police say the Impala passed several vehicles and then attempted to turn onto South DuPont Highway. During the high speed turn, the Impala reportedly left the roadway and crashed into three parked cars in the parking lot of the Hertrich Nissan of Dover dealership.
The driver then exited the car and made a run for it, officials say, but was quickly tasered and taken into custody by the trooper pursuing him. The driver was identified as 43-year-old Adam D. Scott of Dover. Kiauna R. Collins, 37, also of Dover, was in the car as a passenger and remained at the scene. She was taken into custody without incident, police report.
Police searched the car and reportedly found 126.07 grams of crack cocaine packed in two plastic bags.
Scott is charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, disregarding a police officer signal, second degree conspiracy, resisting arrest, driving while suspended or revoked and multiple other traffic charges. He has been committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on a secured bond of $43,504.
Collins is also charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree conspiracy. She is also charged with hindering prosecution and had two capiases from Kent County courts. She has been committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on a secured bond of $42,500.