Drunk Driver Crashes Into Ambulance 2-13-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-4115

Date/Time:  Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 1:23 a.m.

Location: Scarborough Road and N. DuPont Highway, Dover, De

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department responded to the area of Scarborough Road at N. DuPont Highway for an accident involving an occupied ambulance at 1:23 a.m. Saturday morning.  Upon arrival, it was learned that a gray Chevrolet van driven by Justin Pawlowski (35) had crashed into the rear of an occupied ambulance.  Pawlowski was pinned inside of his vehicle and suffered a broken leg and other minor injuries a as a result of the crash.

A passenger inside of Pawlowski’s vehicle was transported to the hospital for a shoulder injury.  Three occupants of the ambulance, including two ambulance staff were transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.  One of the medical staff on board the ambulance suffered a severe concussion and was unconscious for several hours.  The patient that was being transported did not suffer  any injuries from the crash.

The investigation revealed that Pawlowski was driving under the influence.  Pawlowski is currently hospitalized for his injuries, but will be charged with the following offenses upon his release:

-Vehicular Assault 1st Degree
-Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree (2x)
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-DUI
-Traffic Offenses

An image of Parkowski was unavailable at the time of release.

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