Delaware State Police

Troopers Arrest Greenwood Man For 5th Offense DUI

Joseph R. Williams
Joseph R. Williams

Bridgeville- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Greenwood man after he was found to be under the influence for the 5th time.

The incident occurred on Monday, April 30, 2018 at approximately 6:46 a.m. when Troopers were called to Sussex Highway at the intersection of Cannon Road to check on a vehicle in the roadway.  Upon arrival, Troopers located a tan 2004 GMC pickup truck facing southbound in the northbound lanes of Sussex Highway.  Contact was made with the operator, identified as 35-year-old Joseph R. Williams.  Williams was refusing to comply with the Trooper’s commands, at which time a Taser was deployed, and subsequently he was taken into custody.  Further investigation revealed that Williams’ pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Cannon Road when it crossed over the median, struck a DUI sign, and continued onto Sussex Highway for its final resting place.

Williams was transported back to Troop 5 where a DUI investigation ensued. A computer check revealed that Williams had four previous DUI convictions, making this his fifth offense.  Williams was arrested and charged 5th Offense DUI (Felony), Resisting Arrest (Felony), Driving While Suspended, and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane.  He was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute on $8,101.00 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 043018 2112

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