DWI HIT PARADE William F. Williams had a big day at Rehoboth Beach when slamming into the rear of a Toyota on Coastal Highway to gain his 5th DUI

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DWI HIT PARADE William F. Williams had a big day at Rehoboth Beach when slamming into the rear of a Toyota on Coastal Highway to gain his 5th DUI

REHOBETH BEACH, DEL. – A highway terror of two states – at least – now faces his 5th DUI arrest after he slammed into another vehicle and did serious damage to the innocent folks inside.

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Delaware State Police report that the alleged impaired scumbag William Franklin Williams was at fault.

A Two-Vehicle Accident on Coastal Highway in front of the Tanger Outlets north of Rehoboth Beach sent 3 Patients to Hospitals on Wednesday Evening at Approx. 11:30 pm. One patient in serious condition was airlifted by Delaware State Police Helicopter to Christiana Hospital in Wilmington. Two others were transported to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Rehoboth Beach Fire and EMS units along with Lewes Fire Dept. and Sussex County EMS responded. Delaware State Police Reconstruction Team is investigating. Courtesy of Rehoboth Weekend Update / Special to the Delaware News Journal / Chuck Snyder

 On August 26, 2020, at approximately 11:20 p.m., troopers responded to northbound State Route 1 (SR 1), Coastal Hwy north of Holland Glade Road, for a serious crash.

The investigation revealed a 2019 Toyota Rav4 operated by a 61-year-old man from Rehoboth Beach, DE, who was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway in the left lane north of Holland Glade Road.

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A 2016 Volkswagen Passat was also traveling northbound on Coastal Highway approaching the Toyota. For unknown reasons, the Volkswagen operated by 49-year-old William Franklin Williams (DOB 09/23/1970) of 1608 Edgewood Road, Edgewood, Maryland, failed to observe the Toyota ahead of him.

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As a result, the front of his vehicle struck the rear of the Toyota. After impact, the Toyota traveled off the west edge of the northbound lanes, across the grass median, and completely across the southbound lanes before exiting the west edge of the southbound lanes were it came to rest after striking a concrete curb. The Volkswagen continued traveling north and came to rest in the northbound center lane.

The operator from the Rav4 sustained critical injuries and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital.

The right front passenger in the Rav4 was a 59-year-old male from Rehoboth Beach, DE.  He was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.

The rear seat passenger in the Rav4 was a 60-year-old male from Rehoboth Beach, DE. He refused treatment on scene.

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Williams was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. A computer inquiry revealed Williams has four previous DUI convictions.

Williams was charged with the following crimes:

  • 5th Offense DUI (felony)
  • Vehicular Assault First Degree (felony)
  • Vehicular Assault Second Degree
  • Failure to have Required Insurance
  • Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable Speed
  • Inattentive Driving

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $30,002.00 cash bond.

The traffic on northbound SR 1 was closed for approximately 3 hours and southbound was restricted to 1 lane during the investigation and clean-up.

Any witnesses to this collision should contact Tfc. A. Stimac at Troop 7 by calling 302-703-3299. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Maryland State Police Trooper G. Burton arrested William Franklin Williams for DWI when Williams was operating a 2015 Volkswagen on Bel Air Road at Schroeder Avenue on July 4, 2015.  On Feb. 5, 2016, Williams entered a guilty plea in District Court in Baltimore County.

The case went to Circuit Court where Williams again entered into a plea deal with the Baltimore County States Attorney and pleaded guilty to DWI. THE DEAL: Williams was assisted in keeping his driving record free of more transgressions due to being sentenced to prison for three years. Charges of stopping a vehicle in an intersection, violating a license restriction for prior alcohol offenses were dropped as part of the plea deal.  Bel Air attorney Christopher Bradley Luber represented Williams in this case.  

Williams was assisted in keeping his driving record free of more transgressions due to being sentenced to prison for three years

With Attorney Luber representing him at trial on August 10, 2012, William Franklin Williams entered a guilty plea to DWI in Harford County Circuit Court and was sentenced to seventeen months in the Harford County Jail.

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