Grand jury indicts Dover man accused of injuring two officers with his car

DOVER — A Dover man was indicted Monday in connection wtih an alleged incident in October 2015 that left two city police officers injured by a moving vehicle, according to court documents.

A Kent County grand jury indicted Christopher Brewer, of the 1400 block of Joshua Clayton Road, on first- and second-degree vehicular assault, resisting arrest and aggressive driving in connection with an alleged sequence at 2:16 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2015, in the Hamlet Shopping Center at 1019 Walker Road.

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Christopher Brewer

Dover Police Department earlier alleged Mr. Brewer, 28 at the time, initially was contacted due to a report of loitering in a vehicle, and allegedly put a vehicle in reverse and accelerated as officers were dragged along.

Other officers arrived, police said, and a Chrysler 200 vehicle quickly struck a curb and became disabled. According to authorities, Mr. Brewer was arrested in the area of Lakewood Place and Ross Street.

Police reported a patrolman was treated at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover for multiple wounds and abrasions, and another was admitted for a leg injury.

Additional indicted charges included leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, disregarding a police officer’s signal, criminal mischief, DUI of alcohol and/or drugs, no turn signal, unreasonable speed and failure to stop at stop sign.

Six of the 14 counts brought against Mr. Brewer were felonies, according to documents. Deputy Attorney General Ben Snyder signed the indictment for the Delaware Department of Justice.

Court papers indicated Mr. Brewer also is known as Christopher Jernigan.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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