Two arrested for reckless endangerment following road rage incident

Speed (left), and Peer

SMYRNA, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested two people early Sunday morning after a road rage incident resulted in shots being fired.

Shortly before 1 a.m., troopers were called to the 5000 block of Smyrna Leipsic Road for a report of shots fired. On arrival, residents told police that a female in an unknown vehicle pulled into their driveway, followed by another vehicle with several male subjects inside. The occupants in both vehicles reportedly began arguing about a road rage incident before the residents asked them to leave the property.

A short time later the subjects returned to the area, and an occupant from one of the vehicles fired two shots toward the other vehicle.

Troopers then tried to stop the suspect vehicle, but the driver led them on a brief pursuit before the vehicle eventually stopped. The driver, 24-year-old Sean Speed and passenger, 43-year-old Jeffery Peer, were both taken into custody.

Speed was charged with disregarding a police officer signal, driving while suspended, reckless driving, failure to have insurance identification, driving vehicle at unreasonable or imprudent speed, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of first degree reckless endanger, and conspiracy second degree. He is currently being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $29,850 secured bond.

Peer was charged with three counts of reckless endanger first degree and conspiracy second degree, and was released on $3,500 unsecured bond.

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