On Monday, troopers responded to the Harrington Raceway and Casino on West Rider Road after a call came in about a child left unattended in a parked car outside the casino.
Police say a 13-year-old boy took his father’s car on a joyride that ended in with a crash into a telephone pole.
In addition to DUI, the suspect was charged with two counts of Vehicular Assault 2nd, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Failure to have Insurance in Possession, and Failure to Remain Stopped.
Forty-seven-year-old Thomas J. Lepera was operating a 2005 Hyundai Sante Fe southbound on Railroad Avenue, and as he was passing the marked patrol car, the right side of the Sante Fe swiped the officer’s car.
Delaware is sending its largest deployment of troops to fight abroad since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with 170 soldiers from the Delaware Army National Guard heading to Afghanistan.
Delaware State Police have charged two Harrington men with stealing metals from two developments.
State police say one teenager is in custody and troopers are searching for two others in a shooting that left a 15-year-old critically wounded.
A Harrington police officer is facing child pornography charges after an investigation by Delaware State Police and the state child predator task force.