Smyrna man faces charges following vehicle pursuit, foot chase

MILLSBORO – A 41-year-old Smyrna man faces numerous drug and traffic charges following a vehicle pursuit and foot-chase that followed an attempted traffic stop by Delaware State Police Thursday night near Millsboro.

Wayne O. Revel Jr.

Wayne O. Revel Jr. was apprehended, charged, arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $5,028.00 secured bond, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

According to Cpl. Jaffe, the incident began when a trooper observed that a Ford Ranger westbound on Cannon Road near Mount Joy Road did not have working brake lights.

The driver failed to comply with a traffic stop attempt and headed west on John J. Williams Highway. The driver took several other turns and roads during which several traffic violations were committed, said Cpl. Jaffee.

During the pursuit, the trooper observed the vehicle drifting over the center lines and driver was seen throwing objects out the vehicle’s window, Cpl. Jaffe said.

After the vehicle eventually stopped on John J. Williams Highway in the area of Indian Mission Road, the operator got out attempted to flee on foot.  Revel Jr., was subsequently taken into custody.

Investigation revealed items thrown out of window included drug paraphernalia that was recovered.  Authorities learned that Revel had active warrants for a Protection From Abuse violation and Violation of Probation.

Revel was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following: Tampering With Physical Evidence; Disregarding a Police Officer Signal; Resisting Arrest; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 counts); Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs; Improper Tail Lights; Failure to Stop At a Stop Sign (3 counts); Failed to remain within a single lane (6 counts); Speeding in Excess of 50 MPH on a 2 Lane Roadway; Failure to Stop At a Red Light (2 counts); Failure to Drive in Proper Lane and Direction (3 counts);  Cell Phone Violation; Failure to Signal Lane Change (7 counts) and five other misdemeanor traffic offenses.

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