UPDATED: Greenwood Man Charged with DUI after Pursuit; Additional Charges Filed


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UPDATED 7-17-23: On July 15, 2023, at approximately 8:02 a.m., troopers responded to Sussex Highway and All-Span Drive regarding a suspicious package. When troopers arrived on scene, they observed a safe containing the following items:

  • Approximately 13.09 grams of methamphetamine
  • Approximately 7.5 grams of crack
  • 79 baggies containing approximately .553 grams of suspected heroin
  • 6 Suboxone strips
  • 5 Alprazolam pills
  • Drug paraphernalia

A review of video footage revealed that Holben had thrown the safe from his vehicle during the pursuit on July 14, 2023. Holben, who is currently in Department of Correction’s custody (DOC), was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)- 5 counts
  • Possession of Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity (Felony)
  • Tampering With Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- 2 counts

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court #3 and given a $14,700 unsecured bond. Holben remains in DOC custody.


A Greenwood man has been arrested after he led Delaware State Police on a chase late Saturday night. A Trooper was westbound on Adams Road in Greenwood when a Suburban traveling in the opposite direction crossed into the trooper’s lane. The Trooper swerved to the right and made a U-turn and activated his emergency lights and siren to make a traffic stop. The driver of the Suburban, identified as 27 year old Brian Holben of Greenwood, sped off southbound Route 13 – then made a U-turn and headed northbound on Route 13 swerving through traffic. Holben left the highway and eventually pulled into a driveway on Memory Road, collided with agricultural fencing and ran off on foot. He was arrested a short distance away. The trooper smelled alcohol on Holben’s breath and observed other signs of impairment. A search of the Suburban turned up drug paraphernalia.

Holben was transported to Troop 5, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Criminal Mischief $5000 Or More Damage Property (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- 2 counts
  • Criminal Trespass- 2 counts
  • DUI and other traffic-related offenses

Holben was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $6500 secured bond.