Delaware State Police

Traffic Crash in Smyrna Leads to DUI Arrest

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Smyrna, DE – Troopers have arrested a New Jersey man for DUI after he crashed his vehicle into an embankment east of Smyrna.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 6:05 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016, as Leroy P. Wooster, 28 of New Jersey, was operating a 2014 Dodge Dart northbound on Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway (SR 1) in the area of Black Diamond road. He attempted to change lanes form the left lane to right lane and lost control which resulted in his vehicle traveling into a ditch where he struck an embankment. The Dodge Dart continued over the embankment and struck the other side of ditch where his vehicle rolled multiple times and ended upright facing SR 1.

Leroy P. Wooster, 28 of New Jersey, was not wearing his seatbelt. He was treated by paramedics and transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Leroy P. Wooster was cited and later released after being charged with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, and Careless Driving.

SR 1 northbound near Black Diamond Road in the area of the crash was impacted for approximately 2o minutes.

Released: 082816 1551


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