Selbyville man apprehended on DUI, other charges after vehicle pursuit

SELBYVILLE – A 47-year-old Selbyville man was arrested and jailed on DUI and other charges after leading state troopers on a vehicle pursuit early Sunday morning.

Gerald Lusby Jr.

Delaware State Police charged Gerald Lusby Jr. with DUI, resisting arrest and multiple other traffic related offenses, according to state police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin.

The incident began at approximately 2:15 a.m. April 21 when a trooper observed a white Chevy Trailblazer traveling at a high rate of speed on Lighthouse Road., east of Treasure Beach Campground. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle but the operator, later identified as Lusby, refused to stop and led police on a chase, which lasted approximately nine minutes, Cpl. Austin said.

The Trailblazer became disabled on Peppers Corner Road after assisting officers from the Ocean View Police Department deployed stop-sticks, which deflated the vehicle’s tires. After abandoning the vehicle Lusby fled into an adjacent wooded area where he was located by Delaware State Police helicopter Trooper 2.

Troopers on the ground were directed in to Lusby’s location and he was taken in to custody without further incident.

Lusby was transported to Troop 4 where further investigation determined that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, Cpl. Austin said.

Lusby was charged with: Disregarding a Police Officers Signal; Resisting Arrest, DUI/alcohol; Failure to Comply with Taking Fingerprints and Speeding, along with multiple other moving traffic violations.

After Lusby was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 he was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $2,612 secured bail.

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