Jun 22, 2022
Terence C. Savage, 34, of Millsboro, Del. was arrested Tuesday evening for charges relating to drug distribution, resisting arrest, and traffic violations following a short vehicle pursuit that ended in a property damage collision.
On Tuesday, June 21st at around 7:00pm, while on patrol in the area of Rehoboth Avenue, a Rehoboth Beach police officer observed a brown Mercedes Benz displaying a fictitious Delaware registration plate. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle in the second block of Baltimore Ave when an unknown passenger exited the vehicle and the vehicle fled west Baltimore Ave. The vehicle, which was operated by Savage, fled from officers at speeds unreasonable for the conditions and environment while running stop signs, a red light, and failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. The pursuit lasted less than a mile ending in the intersection of Christian Street and Rehoboth Ave where Savage struck a vehicle waiting in the intersection. Savage attempted to continue to flee, but struck a police vehicle ending the pursuit.
As officers were taking Savage into custody he attempted to discard a bag of suspected drugs. Subsequent to his arrest, a search conducted by officers led to the discovery of various suspected drugs and paraphernalia related to drug distribution. The preliminary investigation identified the suspected drugs as cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, and marijuana.
No injuries resulted from the incident and both vehicles involved in the collision resulted in functional property damage only.
Savage was arrested and charged with two felony charges; disregarding a police officer’s signal and possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity. Savage was charged with five misdemeanor charges; resisting arrest, possession of marijuana other than personal use, possession a prescription drug without a prescription, possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance without a prescription, and possession of paraphernalia not related to personal use marijuana. Finally, Savage was charged with ten traffic charges; driving a vehicle at an unreasonable speed, failing to stop at red light, failing to stop at a stop sign (x2), disregarding the right of way of pedestrians in a crosswalk, expired tags, fictitious registration, failing to have a registration card in possession, and failing to have learner’s permit in possession.
Savage was presented before the Justice of the Peace Court #3 for a bail hearing and committed to the department of correction in lieu of $7150.00 secured bail.