Townsend woman charged with DUI and vehicular assault - Town of Middletown, Delaware

Townsend woman charged with DUI and vehicular assault

Date: November 14, 2014

 On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at about 10 p.m., Middletown Police responded to a property damage collision on the northeast side of the intersection of E. Main Street and Cleaver Farm Road.  The investigation revealed that a Ford Focus, operated by a 19-year-old female from Middletown, was traveling eastbound on E. Main Street, followed by a Honda Civic.  When the Focus cleared the intersection, the driver slowed for a vehicle that was in front of her. As she slowed down, the Honda Civic struck the rear of her vehicle.

Both vehicles suffered extensive, disabling damage. 

The 19-year-old driver complained of injuries and was transported by Middletown Volunteer Fire and Hose Ambulance to Christiana Care-Middletown ER, where she was treated and later released for non-life threatening injuries. 

The driver of the striking vehicle, Jade Hobbs, 18, of Townsend, initially refused medical assistance at the scene.

She was found to be in possession of an open bottle of an alcoholic beverage, while under the legal consumption age, as well as having consumed the alcoholic beverage. 

She was detained and transported to Middletown Police Headquarters, at which point she complained of injury.  She was transported to Christiana Medical Center-Christiana by Odessa Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance. 

After being treated and released, she was charged with vehicular assault second degree, DUI, underage possession of alcohol and following too closely. 

She was released after posting $1,002 secured bail.