Police: Man assaults officers after crashing into construction barrier

August 8, 2023

A Maryland man faces DUI and felony charges after police say he crashed into a construction barrier at Route 1 and Route 16 Aug. 7. Police say he also struck a Delaware River & Bay Authority SUV before assaulting two police officers.

Delaware State Police responded to the scene at 9:27 p.m. following a report that a black Nissan Pathfinder had struck a construction barrier next to the left lane of Route 1 at Route 16. The Nissan had also struck a fully marked DRBA Chevrolet Tahoe, police said, and a DRBA officer was trying to contact the Nissan driver, Kevin Jasovsky, 37, of Bel Air, Md.

The arriving trooper also tried to contact Jasovsky, who refused to exit his car and tried to drive away, police said. The trooper and the DRBA officer both were able to get Jasovksy out of the car and took him to the ground. Once on the ground, police said, Jasovsky physically resisted arrest, and injured both the officer and the trooper.

Jasovsky was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Police said they smelled alcohol coming from Jasovsky, who displayed signs of impairment. The trooper and Jasovsky were taken to an area hospital for treatment, police said, and both were released later in the evening.

Jasovsky was charged with felony second-degree assault of a law enforcement office, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence, resisting arrest and other traffic offenses. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $12,325 cash bond.


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