DWI HIT PARADE: Delaware State Police charged Jamin Taylor with jamming down the wrong direction on I-95 with a snoot full of booze when he hit another car head-on
NEWARK, DEL. According to the Delaware State Police a Newark man was down and dirty while DUI while driving the wrong way on an interstate highway.
The investigation has determined that at approximately 1:23 a.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2019, a 2018 Kia, operated by Jamin Taylor, 30, of Newark, was traveling southbound in the I-95 northbound left lane of travel, just north of the MLK Blvd. off-ramp. A 2006 Mercury Marquis, being driven by a 32-year-old Wilmington man, was traveling I-95 northbound also in the left lane, and observed a vehicle coming directly at him. Due to other traffic on the roadway he could not change lanes and in turn was struck head on by the Kia.
The driver of the Mercury was treated at an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Neither impairment nor improper driving are contributing factors on his behalf.
Police say that Taylor was also transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Further investigation did determine that Taylor was impaired at the time of the crash and was subsequently charged with the following offenses:
- Vehicular Assault 1st Degree
- DUI Alcohol
- Fail to Drive in Proper Lane and Direction
- Fail to Remain in Single Lane
Taylor was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $3102.00 secured bail.
I-95 northbound at MLK Blvd. was closed for approximately 1.5 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.