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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Troopers Arrest Man Following Road Rage Incident in Lewes

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

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Delaware State Police arrested 27-year-old Tyler Draine of Rehoboth Beach, for aggravated menacing and related charges following a road rage incident that occurred Saturday afternoon in Lewes.

On June 1, 2024, at approximately 5:41 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Coastal Highway and Wescoats Road for a road rage incident involving a knife. The investigation revealed that a white male suspect operating a moped came to a stop in front of a car at a red light on Coastal Highway. The suspect approached the car and threatened to harm the two occupants while holding a knife. As the victims called 9-1-1, the suspect got back on the moped and fled southbound on Coastal Highway. A short time later, a trooper observed a white male matching the description of the suspect as he was driving southbound near Airport Road. The trooper pulled the moped over, and spoke to the driver, later identified as Tyler Draine. During the traffic stop, the trooper attempted to arrest Draine however, he failed to follow verbal commands and ran across Coastal Highway in front of multiple cars. After a brief foot pursuit, Draine was arrested, and a search of his person led to the discovery of a pocketknife.

Draine was taken to Troop 7 where he was charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3, and released on a $6,202 unsecured bond.

Tyler Draine











  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Terroristic Threatening – 2 counts
  • Disorderly Conduct – 2 counts
  • Carry a Concealed Dangerous Instrument
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Expired Tags
  • Crossing at Other Than a Crosswalk
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