MILTON — A 37-year-old Maryland man was charged with driving under the influence and second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer after a crash Monday, authorities said.
Delaware State Police said that at approximately 9:27 p.m., a trooper on patrol came across a black Nissan Pathfinder that had just struck a construction barrier next to the left lane of Coastal Highway south of Broadkill Road,
According to police, the Nissan had also struck a fully marked Delaware River & Bay Authority Police Department Chevrolet Tahoe, and the police officer that had been driving the Tahoe was trying to contact the driver of the Nissan. The trooper also tried to contact the driver, but he refused to get out of the Pathfinder and tried to drive away, police said.
Both the trooper and the DRBA officer were able to get the driver out of the vehicle and take him to the ground, police said. Once on the ground, police said, the driver physically resisted arrest and injured both the officer and the trooper.
The driver, Kevin Jasovsky of Bel Air, was taken into custody after a brief struggle, police said. The trooper smelled alcohol coming from Mr. Jasovsky, who displayed signs of impairment, police said.
Both the trooper and Mr. Jasovsky were taken to an area hospital for treatment, and both were released later in the evening, police said.
While Jasovsky was at the hospital, police said, he was charged with second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, driving under the influence and traffic offenses. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $12,325 cash bond.