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  • UPDATE: Driver charged with DUI after hitting New Castle County Police patrol vehicle

  • After a Jeep Wrangler driven by a Newark resident struck the back of a county police patrol vehicle on Monday, the driver of the Jeep was charged with DUI on Tuesday.
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  • On Tuesday, New Castle County Police charged a driver with his third DUI offense after he ran into the back of a county police patrol vehicle on Monday in Newark.
    Albert Lech, 49, of Newark, was charged with DUI third offense, two counts of vehicular assault, and reckless driving, police said. Lech was arraigned and released after posting $5,500 secured bail.
    FIRST REPORT:
    New Castle County Police are currently investigating a two-vehicle collision in which a New Castle County Police patrol vehicle was struck on Monday evening.
    At 4:19 p.m., a New Castle County Police patrol vehicle was involved in a rear end collision in Newark.
    Police said patrol vehicle with the two officers was traveling west on Four Seasons Parkway in the area of Summer Park Crescent. The fully-marked Chevrolet Tahoe patrol vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2008 Jeep Wrangler that was traveling in the same direction.
    The driver of the Wrangler was Albert Lech, 49, of Newark, police said.
    Lech and both patrol officers were taken to the Christiana Hospital for treatment.
    Both officers were treated for minor injuries and released .
    Lech was in stable condition and is currently being treated.
    Charges are currently pending, police said. The crash remains under investigation.

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