Delmar man faces vehicular assault charges in Millsboro crash

James N. Cannon

MILLSBORO — The Delaware State Police have charged a Delmar man with multiple counts of vehicular assault stemming from a DUI related crash in Millsboro on Saturday afternoon.

State police public information officer Master Cpl. Michael Austin said the incident occurred at 5:10 p.m. at the intersection of Mt. Joy Road and Townsend Road, Millsboro. James N. Cannon, 38, was the driver of a 2009 GMC Sierra pickup truck that was stopped at a stop sign on Townsend Road at the intersection with Mt. Joy Road. A 2007 Toyota Highlander driven by a 34-year-old Milford man was traveling southbound on Mt. Joy Road, proceeding through the intersection with Townsend Road, with the right of way.

Police said Mr. Cannon failed to remain stopped and pulled out directly into the path of the Toyota, at which time the two vehicles collided in the intersection, where they came to rest.

The driver of the Toyota, along with a 6-year-old and 18-month-old passenger, were transported to Beebe Hospital in Lewes with non-life threatening injuries. A 4-year-old passenger in the Toyota was transported to A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington with serious injuries.

Mr. Cannon and a 34-year-old female passenger in his vehicle were also treated at Beebe Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A second passenger in his vehicle was not injured.

Police said further investigation determined that alcohol impairment was a contributing factor on Mr. Cannon’s behalf, and after discharge from the hospital he was transported to Troop 4, where he was formally charged with first and second degree vehicular assault, DUI alcohol, failure to remain stopped at a stop sign and driving suspended.

Mr. Cannon was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $8600 secured bail.

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