Man faces DUI, weapons charges after crashing moped near Milton

December 25, 2023

A Bridgeville man faces charges after police say he crashed his moped near Milton Dec. 22 with a loaded firearm and a bottle of brandy in his backpack.

Police said Michael Lewis, 33, crashed his moped about 7 p.m. in the area of Gravel Hill Road and Webb Road but had tried to leave the scene. A trooper who arrived at the scene observed signs of impairment, police said, and Lewis refused to provide identification. After a search of Lewis’s backpack, police said, they found a loaded firearm, a bottle of brandy, and documents that identified Lewis. A computer inquiry revealed Lewis is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm, police said.

Lewis was taken to Troop 4 where he was charged with felony possession of a firearm by someone previously convicted of a felony, possession of a firearm while under the influence, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while revoked and other traffic citations.

He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $6,503 secured bond.

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