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Man crashes into horse, flees police before arrest in bean field

By Melissa Steele | Sep 30, 2013
Source: Delaware State Police Roosevelt S. Williams

A 34-year-old Lincoln man faces charges after police say he crashed into a horse and fled, leading police on an hour-long chase before they arrested him in a soy bean field.

Michele A. Rose, 40, of Bridgeville was riding her 16-year-old quarter horse named Chance at 6:50 p.m. Sept. 29 when she tried to cross Chaplains Chapel Road near Bridgeville, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

When she entered the roadway, Fournier said, the horse startled at the sound of a fast-approaching motorcycle. The motorcycle slid to a stop and struck the horse on the right side, he said. Neither Rose or the horse were injured.

Rose tried to give the motorcyclist first aid, but he refused and drove away, Fournier said. Rose gave 911 a description of the man; Georgetown police spotted Roosevelt S. Williams, 34, of Lincoln at 7:05 p.m. driving near the intersection of routes 113 and 404. Williams refused to pull over and raced northbound on Route 113, traveling at more than 100 mph, Fournier said.

A Delaware State Police helicopter tracked the motorcycle as it traveled through Lincoln and Milford. At 7:45 p.m. Williams slowed in the area of Benson and Jefferson roads, Fournier said. Williams fled into a soybean field where police arrested him after a brief struggle, he said.

Police found 3.2 grams of synthetic marijuana on Williams.

Police charged Williams with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, two counts of reckless driving, aggressive driving, disregarding a police officer's signal, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and more than 70 traffic violations.

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