DWI HIT PARADE: Mary Williams took the path least traveled from the road into the woods and sent her passenger to the hospital; charged with DUI vehicular assault by police
Felton, DEL.– The Delaware State Police report that they have charged 53-year-old Mary A. Williams of Magnolia, DE with vehicular assault, stemming from a DUI related crash involving a single vehicle.
The incident occurred on October 9, 2019, at approximately 11:05 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the area Indian Point Road and Andrew’s Lake Road, Felton, in reference to a crash.
Upon arrival, Troopers located a 2000 Chevrolet Lumina, several hundred feet into the woods.
Upon arrival, Troopers located a 2000 Chevrolet Lumina, several hundred feet into the woods. Through further investigation, police say it was learned that the driver, Williams, was traveling at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner when she failed to negotiate a turn causing the vehicle to exit the roadway and strike several standing pine trees. Upon contact with Williams, an odor of alcohol was detected, and a DUI investigation ensued. A computer inquiry revealed that Williams did not have a valid driver’s license.
A passenger in the vehicle, a 59-year-old female of Magnolia, DE, was transported to the Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with serious injuries. Williams did not sustain injuries as a result of the crash and was transported back to Troop 3 where she was charged with the following:
- Vehicular Assault First Degree Driving Under the Influence
- Reckless Driving
- Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of a Combination of Alcohol and Any Drug
- Driving Without a Valid License
- Failed to remain within a single lane
- Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
- Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed
Williams was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $4502.00 secured bond.