38-year-old James Cannon charged

Delaware State Police have charged a Delmar man with multiple counts of vehicular assault stemming from a DUI-related crash in Millsboro.

The incident occurred at 5:10 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, at the intersection of Mt. Joy and Townsend Roads. James N. Cannon, 38, was driving a 2009 GMC Sierra pickup truck and was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection. A 2007 Toyota Highlander, operated by a 34-year-old Milford man, had the right-of-way and was proceeding through the intersection when Cannon failed to remain stopped and pulled out directly into its path. The two vehicles collided.

The driver of the Toyota, along with a 6-year-old and an 18-month-old passenger, were transported to Beebe Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A 4-year-old passenger in the Toyota was transported to AI DuPont Hospital for Children with serious injuries.

Cannon and a 34-year-old female passenger in his vehicle were also treated at Beebe for non-life threatening injuries. A second passenger in his vehicle was uninjured.

An investigation determined that alcohol impairment was a contributing factor on Cannon’s behalf. He was charged with first-degree vehicular assault, four counts of second-degree vehicular assault, DUI and traffic violations. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $8,600 secured bail.