Police: Millsboro man tries to flee, crashes into police car
MILLSBORO, Del. – Delaware State Police say a Millsboro man is behind bars after he reportedly tried to flee from troopers and crashed into a police car.
We’re told the incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, when troopers tried to make contact with and arrest 25-year-old Rahman Miller at the BP Station on Long Neck Road for an active warrant out of Sussex County. As the trooper saw Miller walk out of the store and return to his vehicle at the gas pumps, a DSP vehicle activated its emergency lights and pulled in front of Miller’s car.
As the trooper identified himself to Miller, he was given verbal commands not to move or return to his vehicle. Miller reportedly failed to comply and got into his vehicle, at which point another DSP vehicle pulled behind Miller’s vehicle. Miller then put his vehicle in reverse and accelerated, hitting the police car and causing extensive damage. Miller then continued to try to flee in his vehicle as other troopers arrived on scene.
Troopers continued to try to make contact with Miller, but he continued to ignore commands to exit his vehicle. Troopers were eventually able to open Miller’s door, and after a brief struggle, they were able to remove him from the driver’s seat. Miller continued to struggle but troopers were able to take him into custody.
Miller did not appear to have any visible injuries and refused medical attention. The troopers injured during the crash were taken to a nearby hospital, treated for minor injuries, and released.
During a search incident to arrest, troopers found approximately 13.02 grams of powder cocaine, approximately 0.049 grams of heroin, 3 buprenorphine sublingual strips, and approximately $307 in suspected drug money on Miller’s person. Inside the vehicle was approximately 10.11 grams of marijuana, 1 2mg buprenorphine tablet, and drug paraphernalia.
Miller was held at SCI on a $10,200 secured bond on a list of charges, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, two counts of first degree reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, driving without a valid license, and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.