35-year-old Edwin Alfredo Alarcon arrested

Delaware State Police have arrested a Rehoboth Beach man after an attempted traffic stop led to an assault on a law enforcement officer.

The incident occurred on Thursday, August 23, at 4:50 p.m., when a trooper observed a white Ford F150 driving erratically as it was traveling southbound on Hudson Road, in the area of Cave Neck Road, in Milton. As the trooper began to turn his vehicle around to initiate a traffic stop, the Ford F-150 failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and collided with 2012 Jeep Wrangler that was in front of it at the intersection. 

Contact was made with the operator of the F-150, identified as 35-year-old Edwin Alfredo Alarcon, and an odor of alcohol was detected. Alarcon became disorderly and threatened to kill the trooper. He placed his vehicle in drive and began heading towards the trooper, who was outside of his vehicle, but instead struck a second vehicle, a Toyota Prius that was stopped in traffic on Cave Neck Road. The impact caused the Prius to strike the Trooper's unmarked  Chevrolet Tahoe.

Troopers attempted to remove Alarcon from the vehicle and he began resisting, striking an officer in the face. He was eventually taken into custody and charged with two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, second-degree assault injury to a law enforcement officer, two counts of first-degree reckless endangering, terroristic threatening, two counts of criminal mischief, resisting arrest, DUI and other traffic offenses. Alarcon was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $32,001 secured bond.

The trooper sustained minor injuries to his face and arm. The operator of the Wrangler and the Prius were not injured.