A Seaford man was arrested on felony charges after police say he stole a vehicle from a local dealership and then crashed it while driving drunk on Whitesville Road.
According to Delaware State Police, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m., Sunday when troopers were called to respond to the area of Whitesville Road, west of Whaley’s Road, for a single-vehicle collision involving a stolen 2011 Chevrolet Suburban.
Police say the investigation determined that around 9:30 a.m. 29-year-old Taylor W. English, of Seaford, entered the Quality Automotive dealership on Sussex Highway and removed the keys to the Suburban from inside the building.
English then found the vehicle parked outside and fled the parking lot, according to police. Employees of the business were familiar with him and contacted the owner of the vehicle to report the incident.
As troopers were responding to the collision on Whitesville Road, the owner of Quality Automotive reported the vehicle stolen to police.
Police later located English walking in the area of Whaley’s Road and was taken into custody. He reportedly displayed signs of intoxication and a DUI investigation ensued.
English was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 5 and charged with 4th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony), Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Felony), Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Injury, Driving While Suspended, Failure to Have Insurance ID in Possession, Criminal Trespass Second Degree, Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Motor Vehicle Used on Roadway Without Displaying Registration Plates, Driver Must Wear Seatbelt, and Failure to Report a Collision Involving Alcohol. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,440.00 cash bond.