Newark Man Arrested for DUI After Striking Police Vehicle on a Traffic Stop

On Thursday, January 3, 2019, at about 1814 hours, a Newark Police Officer conducted a traffic stop of a tractor trailer on the right shoulder of Elkton Road about 1/2 mile south of Christina Parkway in Newark.  While the police officer was out of his vehicle and speaking with the operator of the tractor trailer, a 2013 Hyundai, operated by Sean Finney, struck the rear of the 2017 Newark Police Department Chevrolet Tahoe.  The Tahoe was fully marked and had its emergency lights on at the time of the crash.  After striking the police vehicle, the Hyundai continued forward and struck the rear of the tractor trailer.

Finney, 30, of Newark, was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for minor injuries and was later released.  He was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Failing to Move Over for an Emergency Vehicle and Operating an Unregistered Vehicle.  He was released pending a future appearance in Newark Alderman’s Court #40.

Neither the police officer, nor the operator of the tractor trailer, were injured in the crash.

Sean Finney