Del. Police: Man charged in car crash, three children injured

James Cannon, 38, Delmar

MILLSBORO, Del. – A Delmar man is facing multiple charges, after he was reportedly driving drunk and caused an accident that sent three children to the hospital on Saturday evening.

Delaware State Police say James Cannon was stopped at the intersection of Mount Joy Road and Townsend Road in Millsboro, around 5 o’clock. But the 34-year-old allegedly pulled out directly in front of a Toyota Camry, causing an accident.

The driver of the Toyota, along with a 6-year-old and an 18-month-old, were all brought to Beebe Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A 4-year-old in that same car was brought to AI DuPont with serious injuries.

Cannon and a 34-year-old female passenger in his car were also treated at Beebe Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A second passenger in his vehicle was not injured.

Investigators determined that alcohol impairment was a contributing factor on Cannon’s behalf and after discharge from the hospital he was transported to Troop 4 where he was formally charged with the following: vehicular assault 1st degree, vehicular assault 2nd degree (4 counts), DUI alcohol, fail to remain stopped at a stop sign, and driving suspended.

Cannon was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and then committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $8600.00 secured bail.

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