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Driver Under Influence of Heroin Charged with DUI/Vehicular Assault Following Crash 7-10-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-21532

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 12:11PM

Location: East Loockerman Street at S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department charged 61-year-old John Stroud with Driving Under the Influence and Vehicular Assault (2nd Degree) as the result of a vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 9th at approximately 12:11PM.    Stroud was operating a vehicle eastbound on Loockerman Street, in the westbound lanes, approaching S. DuPont Highway.  Stroud’s vehicle entered the intersection, striking another vehicle driven by a 46-year-old male who was then transported to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  

During the investigation, it was discovered that Stroud had used heroin prior to operating his vehicle.  

Stroud was then released on an O.R. Bond by Justice of the Peace Court #7 on the following charges:
-Driving Under the Influence
-Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree
-Driving without a License

John Stroud
Age: 61
Dover, DE