Woman reportedly fled scene of DUI crash in Rehoboth Beach
A Dagsboro woman is facing DUI charges and other traffic charges, after police say she hit a fire hydrant, in Rehoboth Beach.
The Rehoboth Beach Police Department says on Tuesday, around 4:15 PM, they responded to the intersection of Christian Street and Scarborough Avenue for a report of a single vehicle collision. Once on scene, police say they noticed that a bluish-gray Ponitac G6 was disabled on the shoulder of the roadway. According to the report, 39-year-old Gillie Tice, of Dagsboro, was driving eastbound on Christian Street from Rehoboth Avenue, when she was unable to adjust to the curve in the roadway at the Scarborough Avenue intersection, and hit the fire hydrant that was located on the southeast corner of the intersection. Authorities say the vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the roadway on top of the broken fire hydrant.
According to police, Tice and witnesses were at the scene, but Tice fled on foot into nearby yards while the officer completed paperwork. After a brief search, Rehoboth PD says they noticed that Tice showed signs of intoxication during her arrest.
Officials say further sobriety testing was administered back at the police department.
Tice was charged with one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest, one count of driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, one count of failing to drive in proper lane, one count of driving over or upon a curb, one count of expired registration, one count of fail to sign and carry a driver's license, and one count of failure to have insurance identification in possession.
She was later released on $2,000 unsecured bail.