Driver charged with DUI after crashing into police car

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Rehoboth Beach- The Delaware State Police arrested 44-year-old Angela Robinson of Magnolia, DE, for vehicular assault and DUI after she was involved in a crash with a state police vehicle.

The incident occurred on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at approximately 3:10 a.m., when a 2019 fully marked Delaware State Police Chevrolet Tahoe operated by an 11-year veteran trooper, was traveling northbound Coastal Highway (SR 1) in the left lane, just north of Conquest Road. A 2017 Lexus ES350 operated by Angela Robinson was also traveling northbound in the left northbound lane of Coastal Highway (SR 1), south of the trooper’s location.

The Lexus was traveling at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of the state police Tahoe. After impact, the Lexus exited the roadway, and slid through the grass center median, rotated counterclockwise approximately 90 degrees, and came to a rest in the median. As a result of the impact, the state police Tahoe was violently pushed forward until coming to rest in the northbound shoulder of Coastal Highway (SR 1). The 11-year veteran trooper and Robinson were the sole occupants in their respective vehicles. The trooper was transported to Beebe Medical Center for non-life threating injuries.

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Robinson was not injured as a result of the collision. During the investigation, it was suspected that Robinson was operating her vehicle under the influence.  Subsequently a DUI investigation ensued.


Robinson was transported to Troop 7 where she was charged with the following crimes:

  • Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree
  • Driving a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed
  • Fail to Have Insurance Identification in Possession

Robinson was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $3,300 cash bond

The northbound lanes of Coastal Highway (SR 1) were closed for approximately 3 hours while the collision was being investigated, and the roadway was cleared.

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