Smyrna man arrested following police chase

MILLSBORO, Del. – A Smyrna man was arrested Thursday evening after he reportedly led police on a pursuit through Millsboro.

Just after 7 p.m., troopers saw a red Ford Ranger with no brake lights on Cannon Road near Mount Joy Road. The trooper then tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop and instead turned onto John J. Williams Highway and cut through several parking lots to get to Layton Davis Road. During this time, several traffic violations were committed and the vehicle was seen drifting left to right, crossing over center lines.

As the pursuit continued, the driver continued violating the law by speeding and talking on his cell phone. He was also seen throwing objects out of his window during the pursuit.

Eventually the driver stopped on John J. Williams Highway in the area of Indian Mission Road, got out of the vehicle, and proceeded to flee on foot. Police were able to apprehend the driver, identified as 41-year-old Wayne Revel Jr., and took him into custody. The items he threw out of the window were recovered and included drug paraphernalia. It was also learned that Revel had active warrants out for a protection from abuse violation and violation of probation.

Revel is currently behind bars at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,028 secured bond on the following charges:

  • Tampering with physical evidence
  • Disregarding a police officer signal
  • Resisting arrest
  • Three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs
  • Improper tail lights
  • Three counts of failure to stop at a stop sign
  • Six counts of failure to remain within a single lane
  • Speeding in excess of 50 mph on a 2 lane roadway
  • Two counts of failure to stop at a red light
  • Three counts of failure to drive in proper lane and direction
  • Cell phone violation
  • Seven counts of failure to signal lane change
  • Five counts of other misdemeanor traffic offenses
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