Rehoboth Beach pursuit ends in crash, drug bust

Photo: Rehoboth Beach Police

A Millsboro man is in jail after allegedly leading police on a chase that ended crashing into another police vehicle.

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The incident happened at around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night.

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Rehoboth Beach Police say officers attempted to stop 34-year-old Terence Savage, who was driving a Mercedes Benz with fictitious Delaware registration. When the officer attempted the traffic stop in the second block of Baltimore Avenue, a passenger fled the vehicle and Savage sped off with the vehicle.

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The pursuit lasted less than a mile and ended at the intersection of Christiana Street and Rehoboth Avenue when Savage struck another vehicle waiting at the intersection and a police cruiser. No injuries were reported in the crash.

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Savage was taken into custody. A search of his vehicle turned up several drugs and paraphernalia; including cocaine, heroin, oxycodone and marijuana.

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Savage faces a sleuth of charges, including felony possession of a controlled substance and disregarding a police officer’s signal. He was lodged on $7150.00 secured bail.

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CHARGES:

Savage was arrested and charged with two felony charges; disregarding a police officer’s signal and possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity. Savage was charged with five misdemeanor charges; resisting arrest, possession of marijuana other than personal use, possession a prescription drug without a prescription, possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance without a prescription, and possession of paraphernalia not related to personal use marijuana. Finally, Savage was charged with ten traffic charges; driving a vehicle at an unreasonable speed, failing to stop at red light, failing to stop at a stop sign (x2), disregarding the right of way of pedestrians in a crosswalk, expired tags, fictitious registration, failing to have a registration card in possession, and failing to have learner’s permit in possession.

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