Chase M. Tarantino, age 18, of Wilmington DE, was charged with DUI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Prohibited Offensive Weapon, and a related summary traffic offense, following a call for an accident. The incident occurred on Monday May 10, 2021 at 1:42 p.m., at the intersection of Gap Newport Pike and Ellicott Road, in Avondale Borough. While speaking with Tarantino, police observed numerous indicators of possible impairment. A search of the vehicle revealed “blunt guts”, and marijuana shake throughout the interior. Also located behind the driver’s seat was a knife with a 4-inch blade, and black metal knuckles. Standard Field Sobriety Tests, along with ARIDE tests confirmed impairment. Tarantino was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and transported for a chemical test of his blood. The results were obtained on September 7, 2021 showing a presence of Marijuana and Xanax. Charges were filed in MDC 15-4-04. The case is pending a preliminary hearing.