Georgetown man charged with DUI after crashing into ambulance

SEAFORD – The Delaware State Police arrested a Georgetown man for DUI after he crashed into an ambulance Saturday and fled the scene.

Authorities on Oct. 28 received numerous reports from motorists about a silver Scion being driven erratically on Middleford Road in the city limits of Seaford.

Anselmo Dionicio-Lopez

Several minutes later, ambulance personnel from Blades reported they had been side-swiped by the same vehicle and it fled eastbound on Middleford Road, said state police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier

An officer from Seaford Police Department and a state trooper caught up to the car as it turned left onto Cokesbury Road.  The Scion continued a short distance and continued to travel erratically across both lanes as the trooper and officer followed behind with their emergency equipment activated. The Scion finally came to a stop.

Upon contacting the driver, Anselmo Dionicio-Lopez (aka: Miguel Chavez), 26, of Georgetown, the trooper detected an odor of alcohol. That precipitated a DUI investigation.

Dionicio-Lopez was then taken into custody and transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of a Property Collision, Driving without a Valid License, Failure to Provide Information at a Collision Scene, Expired Tags, Drinking While Driving, and several other traffic related offenses.

It was determined after being processed into Sussex Correctional Institution that Dionicio-Lopez had given a false name of Miguel Chavez.  He was additionally charged with Criminal Impersonation.  He was arraigned and committed to SCI on $2,600 cash bail for all charges.

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