Dover police arrested a New Castle man Dec. 18 after he attempted to flee from officers following an incident on South New Street.


Dover police arrested a New Castle man Dec. 18 after he attempted to flee from officers following an incident on South New Street.

According to police, at approximately 3:23 p.m. officers responded to a fight complaint and asked Aaron Grier, 32, for his identification.

Grier gave a false name and was being placed under arrest when he jumped in his vehicle and attempted to drive away, said Capt. Tim Stump.

The vehicle struck one of the officers but did not cause injury.

Grier then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot, but was apprehended, Stump said. When searched, police found two knives in Grier’s possession.

In addition to driving under the influence, Grier was charged with resisting arrest, offensive touching and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Corrections Center in default of a $22,250 cash bond.