Police: Man charged with DUI after hitting pedestrian
A 23-year-old man from Bear was charged with impaired driving after striking and injuring a pedestrian early Sunday morning, police said.
John Strobel was driving a 2003 Buick LeSabre north on North College Avenue just after 2 a.m., according to Sgt. Gerald Bryda, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
As Strobel turned left onto Ray Street, he hit a 19-year-old woman who had just stepped into the crosswalk, Bryda said. The woman was rushed to Christiana Hospital to be treated for serious injuries to her head, spine and leg.
Strobel was charged with DUI, driving without proof of insurance, failure to have registration in his possession and civil possession of marijuana. He was released pending future court proceedings.
Bryda said the crash investigation is continuing, and additional charges may be filed.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Officer Whitehead at BWhitehead@newark.de.us or 302-3667110 ext. 3437.
Citizens’ police academy participant Linda Busacca performs a field-sobriety test on a volunteer during a previous year’s class.