DWI HIT PARADE: Third DUI racked up by Matthew Gleason when he blew a stop sign and caused serious injury to rider of moped
REHOBOTH BEACH, DEL. – The third time was the charm for a two-time loser DUI driver who lives in Lewes, Delaware, reports police.
The Delaware State Police have charged 46-year-old Matthew Gleason of Lewes with Vehicular Assault and 3rd Offense DUI, in connection with a motor vehicle crash involving a moped and with injuries.
The collision occurred on Friday, July 16, 2021, at approximately 7:37 p.m. when a 2005 Honda Element operated by Gleason was traveling southbound Bayside Outlet Drive approaching the intersection of Shuttle Road with a clearly posted stop sign.
At this time, a 2008 Yamaha YW5 moped operated by a 34-year-old Lewes man, was traveling westbound on Shuttle Road in a group of approximately seven mopeds, approaching the intersection of Bayside Outlet Drive. For unknown reasons, the operator of the Honda failed to remain stopped and entered the intersection directly in front of the group mopeds. As a result, the front of the moped impacted the passenger side of the Honda. After the collision, the moped rolled onto its side and came to a rest in the middle of the intersection with the operator still seated on the moped. The other mopeds were able to safely avoid the collision.
The operator of the moped was not wearing a helmet. He suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Christiana Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Gleason was properly restrained and not injured as a result of the collision.
Further investigation determined that Gleason was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and a subsequent computer check revealed that he had 2 prior DUI convictions.
Gleason was transported to Troop 7 and charged with the following:
- Vehicular Assault 1st Degree (Felony)
- 3rd Offense DUI (Felony)
- Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign
Gleason was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $5,050.00 cash bond.
The intersection of Shuttle Road and Bayside Outlet Drive was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was being investigated.
BOOZING BABE BASHED REAR END OF DELAWARE TROOPER’S TAHOE
Rehoboth Beach- The Delaware State Police reports that they arrested 44-year-old Angela Robinson of Magnolia, DE, for vehicular assault and DUI after she was involved in a crash with a state police vehicle.
The incident occurred on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at approximately 3:10 a.m., when 2019 fully marked Delaware State Police Chevrolet Tahoe operated by an 11-year veteran trooper, was traveling northbound Coastal Highway (SR 1) in the left lane, just north of Conquest Road. A 2017 Lexus ES350 operated by Angela Robinson was also traveling northbound in the left northbound lane of Coastal Highway (SR 1), south of the trooper’s location. The Lexus was traveling at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of the state police Tahoe.
After impact, the Lexus exited the roadway, and slid through the grass center median, rotated counterclockwise approximately 90 degrees, and came to a rest in the median. As a result of the impact, the state police Tahoe was violently pushed forward until coming to rest on the northbound shoulder of Coastal Highway (SR 1). The 11-year veteran trooper and Robinson were the sole occupants in their respective vehicles. The trooper was transported to Beebe Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say that Robinson was not injured as a result of the collision. During the investigation, it was suspected that Robinson was operating her vehicle under the influence. Subsequently, a DUI investigation ensued.
Police say that Robinson was transported to Troop 7 where she was charged with the following crimes and traffic charges:
- Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree
- Driving a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol
- Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed
- Fail to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
Robinson was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $3,300 cash bond
The northbound lanes of Coastal Highway (SR 1) were closed for approximately 3 hours while the collision was being investigated, and the roadway was cleared.