Selbyville man charged with DUI, resisting arrest

SELBYVILLE – A 47-year-old Selbyville man with charged with DUI, resisting arrest and multiple other traffic-related offenses after he led troopers on a pursuit early Sunday.

Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said the incident began at approximately 2:15 a.m., when a trooper observed a white Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling at a high rate of speed on Lighthouse Road, east of Treasure Beach Campground.

Cpl. Austin said the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, however the driver, later identified as Gerald L. Lusby Jr., refused to stop and led police on a chase which lasted approximately nine minutes. The Chevrolet became disabled on Peppers Corner Road after assisting officers from the Ocean View Police Department deployed stop sticks, which deflated the tires on the vehicle.

After abandoning the vehicle, Mr. Lusby allegedly fled into an adjacent wooded area where he was located by Delaware State Police helicopter Trooper 2. Troopers on the ground were directed to Mr. Lusby’s location and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Cpl. Austin said Mr. 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. He 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.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $2.612.00 secured bail.

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