Police: Man Stole Pick-Up Truck, Drove While Drunk, Crashed Twice


A Frankford man is accused of driving a stolen vehicle while drunk and crashing it – twice.

Delaware State Police said the pick-up truck was reported stolen Sunday night and was involved in crashes on Roxana Road at Atlantic Avenue and on Shockley Town Road near Peppers Road. A trooper spotted the driver who was walking on Omar Road, and 37-year-old Dorian Armstrong was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

Police said Armstrong smelled of alcohol and he was taken to a hospital to be ‘medically cleared.’ An investigation determined that Armstrong knows the owner of the vehicle, and stole it after the owner had come outside to warm up the pick-up truck.

Armstrong is facing 4th offense DUI, motor vehicle theft, resisting arrest and a variety of traffic offenses.

Delaware State Police released a list of these charges against Dorian Armstrong:

Once released from the hospital, Armstrong was transported to Ocean View Police station, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • 4th Offense DUI (Felony)
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Collision Accident (2 counts)
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Failure to Provide Information at Accident Scene (2 counts)
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
  • Failure to Report Collision to Police (2 counts)
  • Failure to Stop at Red Light
  • Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable Speed
  • Failed to Remain Within a Single Lane
  • Failure to Carry Light on Public Roadway
  • Failure to Walk on the Correct Side of the Roadway
  • Drunk on Highway
  • Failure to Report Address Change

Armstrong was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on an $8,609 cash bond.