MILFORD — A 23-year-old Felton man was arrested on criminal and traffic charges after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident Sunday, Delaware State Police said.
Dylan L. Martin was driving a vehicle that traveled off Coastal Highway and crashed into a tree at approximately 3:51 a.m., authorities said. A passing motorist found him unconscious in the vehicle and called 911.
Arriving medics awakened Mr. Martin, and he was loaded into an ambulance to be transported to Beebe Healthcare, Lewes. He then became disorderly in the ambulance as it pulled away, striking a responder in the chest, police said. The ambulance crew exited the vehicle.
A trooper responded to the ambulance, but Mr. Martin continued to resist. Another trooper arrived and entered the ambulance, where Mr. Martin kicked him in the chest, causing minor injuries, police said.
Multiple law enforcement officers responded to the scene and were able to gain control of Mr. Martin. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.
After being medically cleared, Mr. Martin was charged with second-degree assault injuring a law enforcement officer, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, offensive touching, resisting arrest with force, driving under the influence of alcohol, disorderly conduct, failure to have insurance in possession and failure to drive in a proper lane and direction.
He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3, Georgetown, and issued a $1,600 unsecured bond for the accident and related charges. He was released after posting a $3,000 secured bond for the charge of assault on a law enforcement officer.