On Feb. 21 at approximately 12:39 a.m., Becker Police Officers conducted a traffic stop at US Highway 10/Sherburne Ave in the left lane. During the investigation of the initial traffic stop, two officers were in their squad, and two officers were standing outside of their squad cars. The two officers standing outside observed a vehicle traveling West bound on Hwy. 10, and was observed to not be slowing down, and did not attempt to move over for the emergency vehicles. This vehicle struck both squad cars, damaging the passenger side on each vehicle. No one was injured as a result of this occurring.
Becker Police officers pursued the striking vehicle stopping it at Hwy. 10 and Bradley Blvd. During the traffic stop investigation, the male driver who was identified as David Henry Delk (35), of St. Cloud, was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Delk was arrested for 2nd Degree DWI.
Charges are pending for Delk to include: 2nd Degree DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Open Bottle of Alcohol in Motor Vehicle, Failure to Move Over for Emergency Vehicle. Pending the investigation, which is ongoing, additional charges are likely.
The Becker Police Department was assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol and the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.