DOVER — A 55-year-old Dover man faced charges including DWI and assault by auto following a collision that resulted in a Danville Police officer’s injury
The incident occurred early on Monday, November 13, around 12:20 a.m., when a vehicle driven by 55-year-old Keith Smith was spotted traveling in the wrong direction on Route 10 East.
Despite police efforts to stop him, Smith continued his course.
A Denville police officer, aiming to halt westbound traffic on Route 10 at Mount Pleasant Turnpike, encountered Smith’s vehicle. Ignoring police signals, Smith collided with the stationed patrol car.
Investigations revealed signs of intoxication in Smith. Both he and the affected officer were hospitalized for minor injuries and later discharged.
Smith faced arrest for driving under the influence and assault by auto. He received several citations, including for reckless and careless driving, lane violations, and disregarding emergency vehicle right of way.
Awaiting a court date, Smith was released.
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