Shawn R. Shane allegedly stopped his truck in the roadway of Route 13
Troopers with the Delaware State Police have arrested a Hartly man after he allegedly crashed into an SUV and then drove away.
Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said Shawn R. Shane surrendered to police at about 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, five hours after the incident.
The case began around 9 a.m. when a 53-year-old Magnolia man said he spotted Shane’s truck stopped on Walnut Shade Road just east of the intersection with U.S. Route 13. Noticing the driver of the 1999 Chevy pickup was passed out at the wheel, the man parked in front of the truck and knocked on a window. Shane woke up and accelerated into the back of the man’s SUV. The man was not hurt, Fournier said.
After the collision, the man called 911; EMS personnel, who were first on the scene, tried to pull Shane out of the truck but instead, he drove away, almost hitting one of the technicians and dragging the other. Neither of the emergency personnel was hurt, Fournier added.
Troopers found the empty pickup about a mile north on Route 13 near Longacre Drive, but the driver had fled, he said.
Documents in the truck identified Shane as the driver, Fournier said.
Later that afternoon, Shane turned himself into troopers at Troop 3 near Camden.
He is charged with possession of a deadly weapon (the truck) during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering, second-degree reckless endangering, carrying a concealed dangerous instrument (a knife found in the pickup), resisting arrest, possession of marijuana (2.12 grams located in vehicle), possession of drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of a property damage collision, driving while suspended or revoked, failure to have insurance in possession, failure to provide information at a collision scene, inattentive driving, and stopping on a roadway.
Shane has been committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on a $8,153 secured bond.