KENT, Del., — A man wanted because of child support charges was injured and hospitalized after his car crashed in an attempt to flee a pursuing officer in Milford Saturday afternoon.
At around 3:17 in the afternoon, an officer patrolling on Route 36 south of Blacksmith Shop Road clocked a Ford SUV that was travelling 68 mph in a 50 mph limit area.
The officer than activated hi emergency equipment and the clocked vehicle had almost stopped on the shoulder of the roadway but pulled back to eastbound lane of Route 36 and went over the center line and drove away in a high speed.
At North Union Church Road, the SUV made a right turn but failed to negotiate a left curve at Webb Road causing his vehicle to drive into a ditch where it rolled over a number of times before it came into a stop and landed in a yard of a privately owned residence.
The driver of the vehicle was identified to be 31-year-old Eric Darling form Dover. He sustained minor injuries on his left arm during the accident. He was treated on site and was taken to Milford Emergency Room and was admitted for observation.
Computer check reveals that Darling is wanted by Kent County Court for child support with arrears amounting to $ 500 cash bond only.
Darling faces charges of disregarding a police officer’s signal, criminal mischief, driving while revoked, reckless driving, three counts of failure to signal, unreasonable speed, failure to stop at a stop sign, three counts of improper passing, speeding and driving left of center.
Darling was arraigned on his hospital room bedside on Sunday night where a judge issued a $4,500 secured bond. He was then turned over to Sussex Correctional Institute officials where he will be in their custody.
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