Police: Pursuit leads to multiple charges for Blades man
BRIDGEVILLE, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Blades man Monday night after he led police on a pursuit.
We’re told that just before 10 p.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of Seashore Highway and Oak Road observed a vehicle traveling southbound, approaching the stop sign. The vehicle reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign and turned westbound onto Seashore Highway. The trooper then tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to stop and continued traveling on Seashore Highway, failing to remain within a single lane.
The vehicle continued to lead troopers on a chase into the town limits of Blades, before stopping in a private driveway on East High Street. The driver, later identified as 47-year-old Andre Mifflin, got out of the vehicle and was taken into custody. A 14-year-old male juvenile was also in the front seat of the vehicle at the time.
Troopers say an odor of marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle, and they suspected Mifflin of driving under the influence of drugs. They also found drug paraphernalia inside the car.
Mifflin was subsequently charged with endangering the welfare of a child, disregarding a police officer’s signal, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of drugs, driving while suspended, possession of a suspended license, failure to stop at a stop sign, five counts of failing to remain in a single lane, and three counts of failure to obey a traffic device.
He was held at SCI on a $2,760 secured bond.