Police: Intoxicated man rams cars near Lewes

September 9, 2020

A Lewes man faces charges after police say he rammed several cars in a neighborhood off Plantation Road Sept. 8 and resisted arrest when police arrived.

Police were called about 5:50 p.m. after someone reported that Clinton Dulaney, 34, was driving a black Jeep into several parked cars in the 18000 block of Belle Grove Road in the Plantations development, said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police.

Police learned that Dulaney was intoxicated and he went to a home looking for an acquaintance, even though he was not welcome at the home, Pepper said. After hearing a loud noise, she said, a resident saw Dulaney ramming his Jeep into the resident’s 2016 Ford Explorer. Dulaney then came to the front door of the residence and kicked in the locked front door before running inside, Pepper said. The acquaintance exited the residence and called 911 while Dulaney ran back to his vehicle and again proceeded to strike the parked Ford Explorer. Dulaney then began driving in a field, trying to hit the person, but was unsuccessful, Pepper said. During the incident, she said, Dulaney also struck and damaged a 2012 Toyota Venza, 2016 Jeep Patriot and the front gate of the Plantations community.

When the first trooper arrived on the scene, Pepper said, the trooper located Dulaney in his Jeep in the field and took him into custody without incident. As more troopers arrived, she said, Dulaney began struggling with the trooper and refused to get into the patrol vehicle. Once inside the police car, she said, Dulaney began kicking the window and tried to escape. As a result, Pepper said, extensive damage was caused to the vehicle. Dulaney was transported to Troop 7 where he continued to resist arrest, she said.

Dulaney was charged with felony second-degree burglary, felony first-degree reckless endangering, felony third-offense driving under the influence of alcohol,  criminal mischief of $5,000 or more, resisting arrest with force, and other traffic violations. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $27,450 secured bond.



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