February 22, 2018 – On Thursday February 22, 2018 at
approximately 1:47 a.m. the Newark Police responded to the area of South
College Avenue and Welsh Tract Road for a report of a single vehicle collision
into a utility pole. Officers arrived to find a green 1995 BMW 4s with one
occupant in the driver’s seat. The occupant was trapped in the vehicle, unresponsive
and holding a bottle of beer in his hand. Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder responded
to the scene, extricated the subject, and transported him to Christiana
Hospital for treatment of possible injuries. The driver was identified as
25-year-old Andrew Pierce of Chesapeake City, Maryland.
Pierce was charged with 2nd Offense DUI,
Failure to Maintain a Lane and No Proof of Insurance. Pierce remained in
the hospital for treatment pending a future court proceeding in Newark
Alderman’s Court #40.
Collision photos attached, arrest photo not available.
Anyone with additional information regarding this
incident should contact Cpl. Olicker at AOlicker@newark.de.us or 302-366-710 ext.
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