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Man Arrested on DUI, Drug Charges Following Pursuit 11-6-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-36294

Date/Time:   Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 2:32AM

Location:  400 Block of S. New Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has charged Antonio Tyler (38) with numerous traffic and drug charges following a vehicle chase on Friday morning.  Antonio Tyler was observed by patrol officers operating a white Hyundai Sonata in the 400 Block of S. New Street at 2:32AM when the vehicle struck a curb.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but Tyler refused to obey the officers emergency equipment/signals.  Tyler drove to Governors Avenue, where he began to flee from officers, at speeds over 100 miles per hour, traveling on the wrong side of the roadway at times, and running a red light at the Webbs Lane intersection.  The decision was made to discontinue the pursuit at that time in the interest of public safety.  

Antonio Tyler was later apprehended by the Delaware State Police at his residence in the Unit Block of Whispering Oak Drive in Milford, DE.  Further investigation, led to the discovery of full and empty bottles of alcohol in Tyler’s vehicle, a cigarette that had been dipped in PCP, and an unidentified white powder in a plastic bag that Tyler stated was powder cocaine.  

Antonio Tyler was committed to JTVCC in default of $2,750 secured bond on the following charges:
-Disregard Police Officer Signal
-Possession of Cocaine
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Driving Under the Influence 
-Driving While Suspended or Revoked
-Multiple Traffic Violations

Antonio Tyler