Laurel Man Charged with 3rd Felony DUI after Traffic Stop


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A Laurel man has been arrested after a traffic stop in Laurel Monday night. Delaware State Police stopped the driver of a pickup truck for not wearing a seatbelt and noticed signs of impairment when the trooper contacted him. A DUI investigation was started and 58 year old Dale Wilson arrested. A search of his truck turned up over 8 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A computer check showed Wilson had two prior convictions for DUI.

Wilson was taken to Troop 5 and charged with the following crimes:

  • 3rd Offense Driving Under the Influence (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity (Felony)
  • Tampering With Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Providing a False Statement to Law Enforcement
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Several traffic offenses

Wilson was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was released on his own recognizance.