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Alleged Impaired Driver Bused After Crashing Into Car — A Police Cruiser

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Source: Delaware State Police; MEGA

Aug. 17 2022, Published 3:03 p.m. ET

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A man in Delaware faces DUI charges after authorities say he crashed into the back of a police cruiser while driving.

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Around 8 p.m. on Aug. 15, Delaware State Police Troopers responded to I-495 for a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane.

A fully marked patrol vehicle was parked in the right lane with its emergency lights activated to warn about the hazard, according to police. That is when a Nissan Versa hit the back bumper of the police cruiser with his car.

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The vehicle later stopped, and its driver was identified as Jose Sanchez Tecuapacho, police said.

He displayed signs of impairment, though police did not release the results of a preliminary breath test.

Tecuapacho was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. A trooper was in the vehicle when it was hit, and he was taken to the hospital.

Police charged Tecuapacho was charged with second-degree vehicular assault and DUI.


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