Milford traffic stop leads to arrest of local fugitive

Destiny Pierce, 24, of Milford.

A local fugitive was arrested, after police say she gave a fake identity to police and tried to flee from a traffic stop, in Milford.

The Milford Police Department says on Thursday, an officer with the Milford Police Patrol unit was on 600 block of northwest Front Street conducting traffic enforcement, in Milford, when an officer noticed a vehicle traveling westbound on northwest Front Street in the direction of U.S. 113 at a very slow speed and making a very loud noise. According to the report, the officer noticed that the traffic flow was disturbed, which prompted the officer to get behind the vehicle to make a traffic stop. Police then learned that the vehicle had a fake license plate.

Authorities report that the officer stopped the vehicle in a nearby parking lot and learned that the driver, later identified as 24-year-old Destiny Pierce of Milford, did not have a license or identification. According to the report, Pierce gave a fake name to the officer. As the officer further investigated the name pierce gave the officer, She reportedly exited the vehicle and ran north bound towards the back of The Plaza at Milford's parking lot. After a brief search of the area, Milford PD says they found Pierce and arrested her. Further investigation revealed that Pierce had given a fake name to police during the traffic stop, she had several outstanding warrants for her arrest, and she had drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Pierce was charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, failure to have required insurance, operation of an unregistered motor vehicle, fictitious or cancelled registration card, driving an unsafe motor vehicle. Pierce was given $3,250 unsecured bail. She was also arraigned on several warrants from the Kent County Court of Common Pleas, the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas, and the Justice of the Peace Court #2.

Pierce was later turned over to Sussex Correctional Institute on $3,207 secured bail.

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