Driver Charged Following Crash With Del. State Police Cruiser

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Randy Rangel

A Greenwood man is facing numerous charges following a crash involving a pick-up truck he was driving and a Delaware State Police patrol vehicle.

Troopers this week were advised about a pick-up truck that was weaving on Coastal Highway before it turned into a motel parking lot, where the driver got out, vomited, and started to travel northbound.

A trooper was behind the pick-up truck when its driver, without signaling, struck the patrol car, kept going for several hundred feet and stopped at the entrance to a restaurant.

A DUI investigation began, and State Police said a search of the pick-up truck turned up a handgun and magazine with 11 rounds of ammunition.

26-year-old Randy Rangel, according to police, was found to have no permit to carry a concealed deadly weapon lawfully. He is also charged with DUI, and numerous traffic offenses.

Delaware State Police released these charges against Randy Rangel:

Rangel was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 7, and charged with the following crimes:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Reckless Driving
  • Failure to Have Insurance ID in Possession
  • Drive Motor Vehicle at Slow Speed Impeding Flow of Traffic
  • Driving Across a Median
  • Driver Must Wear Properly Adjusted and Fastened Seatbelt (Civil Violation)
  • Failure to Remain Within a Single Lane
  • Failure to Signal
  • Inattentive Driving
  • Parked or Stopped in the Direction of Traffic Flow (Civil Violation)

Rangel was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court and issued an $11,650.00 unsecured bond. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $500.00 secured bond for an active capias out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. 

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