KENT, Del. – The driver that fled the police during a traffic stop and then crashed into a house was charged by the Delaware State Police.
The incident occurred at 3:30 am of Sunday morning. A state trooper saw the 1995 Ford Explorer driven by 24-year-old Alex J. Harrington from Felton traveling US 13 southbound at the Woodside intersection.
The officer was initially able to pull over Harrington’s vehicle wherein they communicated. However, as the trooper went back to his cruiser for further investigation, Harrington fled eastbound on Walnut Shade Road, going aggressively in a high rate of speed approximately three miles.
As Harrington continued to drive through red light as he approached Rising Star intersection befre his vehicle went off the roadway and crashed into a home located at 1345 Rising Sun Road wherein seven people were present inside the house. Fortunately, no one inside the house was harmed. Harrington was then brought our custody.
The house was condemned by a Kent County building inspector after investigating the wreckage. It was found out that the structural integrity is unsafe due to the damage it suffered from the crash.
Harrington sustained minor injuries and was taken to Kent General Hospital where he was admitted and received medical attention.
Charges against him were filed. Such charges are reckless endangering, First Degree, driving under the influence of alcohol, aggressive driving, malicious mischief by motor vehicle and other traffic related offenses.
He is currently detained at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center with a secured bond set on $22,725.00
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