DWI HIT PARADE: Meleigha Williams dead in suspected DWI crash after a wild ride on Rt. 5; entered a guilty plea to reckless driving in 2018

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DWI HIT PARADE: Meleigha Williams dead in suspected DWI crash after a wild ride on Rt. 5; entered a guilty plea to reckless driving in 2018

Meleigha Chalai Williams was on a road-rage rampage on Rt. 5

BRYANTOWN, MD – A Waldorf woman with a DWI arrest in 2018 died after she crashed her BMW off of Rt. 5 near Bryantown.

Plea deal in 2018 on DWI charge by Charles County Officer resulted in Williams pleading guilty to reckless driving

Maryland State Police report that on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at approximately 8:17 pm,  Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision on Maryland Route 5 (Leonardtown Road) in the area of Trotter Road in Bryantown, Maryland.

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Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested a Collision Reconstruction Specialist (CRS) to assume the investigation. Trooper First Class M. Posch of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded as requested. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates a 2004 BMW 525I operated by Meleigha Chalai Williams, 23, (DOB 09/23/1996) of 2530 Hatteras Circle, Waldorf, Maryland was traveling southbound on Maryland Route 5 in the area of Trotter Road.

Witnesses advised police that the BMW was passing vehicles while traveling on the shoulder at a high rate of speed.

 The operator of the BMW, Ms. Williams lost control and the BMW struck a guardrail on the right side of southbound Maryland Route 5. The BMW then crossed the southbound lanes, entered the median where the BMW overturned and the operator was ejected from the BMW.

Police say that Ms. Williams sustained injuries that were not compatible with life and was pronounced deceased on the scene. Speed, driver error, and alcohol/drug impairment are suspected factors in this collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Duty Officer at the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack at (301) 392-1200. The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Trooper S. Williams of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack and TFC M. Posch (CRS) of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack.

When arrested by Charles County Sheriff Deputy J. Morales for DWI on March 1, 2018 as she operated a Pontiac on Rt. 925 at Central Avenue in Waldorf, she got a plea deal with Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington and entered a guilty plea to driving while suspended and reckless driving. The DWI charge was dropped as part of the deal and she was given a verdict of Probation Before Judgement on April 26, 2018.

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