Rehoboth man drives over headstones, faces drug charges

March 28, 2020

David M. Adkins, 32, of Rehoboth faces drug charges after he was involved in a single motor vehicle crash in which he drove over several headstones at Midway Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said about 10:39 a.m., March 28, troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle collision at Coastal Highway and Old Landing Road in Rehoboth. Upon arrival, troopers learned the driver of a white Toyota Camry had traveled through a red light at the intersection, crashed through a brick wall and drove over several headstones at the Midway Presbyterian Church cemetery. Police say witnesses observed the driver leave the vehicle and flee on foot from the scene.

A trooper located the driver, David Adkins, near Fairfield Inn & Suites and stated Adkins appeared to be under the influence and initiated a DUI investigation. Police say a subsequent search of the car led to the discovery of about .462 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia. A computer inquiry revealed that Adkins’ license was suspended, police say.

Adkins was taken into custody without incident and transported  to Troop 7 where he was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, driving under the influence of drugs, failure to transfer title and registration, failure to have registration card in possession, failure to report a collision involving alcohol or drugs, and failure to obey a traffic device.

Adkins was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $9,702 secured bond.

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