Salisbury man sentenced to 3 years in prison for 6th DUI that caused crash

Asie Junior Bell Perkins, 68, of Salisbury, Maryland

A Salisbury man who was arrested on his 6th DUI will serve three years in prison after he caused a crash while driving impaired in June, 2018.

A Wicomico County jury convicted Asie Junior Bell Perkins, 68, of Salisbury, Maryland of driving while impaired by alcohol, failure to yield right of way, negligent driving and driving a motor vehicle with alcohol in the blood in violation of a restriction.

The trial was presided over by the Honorable S. James Sarbanes, Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. Perkins was sentenced to three years in prison, the maximum penalty for driving while impaired by alcohol.

Perkins has five previous alcohol related driving convictions, according to prosecutors.

On June 2, 2018, Maryland State Police Troopers responded to Ocean Gateway and Naylor Mill Road for a two vehicle collision. One driver, Perkins, fled the scene on foot and was hiding in a nearby field.

Perkins was positively identified as the driver who caused the crash and the individual spotted fleeing the scene. There were no injuries caused by the collision. Troopers charged Perkins with multiple citations.

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes, commended Trooper First Class C. Riden and other Troopers of the Maryland State Police for their work in the investigation. State’s Attorney Dykes also commended Assistant State’s Attorney Liana Fili, who prosecuted the case.