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Milton man charged after fleeing police near Pinetown

April 13, 2019

A Milton man faces charges after fleeing police following a traffic stop near Red Mill Pond in which police found about half a gram of crack in his car.

Troopers were patrolling the Pinetown neighborhood at 6:51 p.m. April 12 when they saw Michael L. White, 44, driving a Ford Fusion, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.

Police knew White had a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on three active capiases, Jaffe said. They initiated a traffic stop on Red Mill Road, she said, but White continued driving on the dead end road. He stopped after driving onto a yard and nearly striking a fence, she said.

White got out of the car and tried to run, but was arrested, Jaffe said.

Inside the car, she said, police found .68 grams of crack cocaine. White was taken back to Troop 7 and charged with disregarding a police officer signal - a felony since it is a subsequent offense, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and driving while suspended. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $26,500 cash only bond.