Councilman-elect cited for interfering with police

November 8, 2008 12:40:47 PM PST
Wilmington police have cited a 25-year-old man recently elected to the city council for interfering with a police officer trying to get to an accident. Police say the vehicle Justen Wright, a funeral director, was driving in a funeral procession on North Market Street around 1 p.m. Thursday, blocked an officer heading to a crash though his sirens and lights were on.

The officer was eventually allowed to pass, but police say Wright hindered the investigation because a dirt bike involved in the crash was taken away by the time the officer arrived.

Wright was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and disregarding the command of a police officer. Both are misdemeanors. He was released without bail and will be arraigned Nov. 24.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com


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