A Magnolia woman was charged with vehicular assault after police say she drove drunk and struck several trees, injuring a passenger who was in the vehicle at the time of the crash in Felton.
According to the Delaware State Police Department, the crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m., Wednesday when troopers were dispatched to the area Indian Point Road and Andrew’s Lake Road in Felton, for reports of single vehicle crash.
Police arrived and located a 2000 Chevrolet Lumina that had crashed and came to rest several hundred feet into the woods.
Through further investigation, it was learned that the driver, 53-year-old Mary. A. Williams, was speeding in a reckless manner when she failed to negotiate a turn causing the vehicle to exit the roadway and strike several standing pine trees.
When police made contact with Williams, an odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued. A computer inquiry revealed she did not have a valid driver’s license.
A passenger in the vehicle, a 59-year-old Magnolia woman, was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with serious injuries.
Williams did not sustain injuries as a result of the crash and was transported back to Troop 3 where she was charged with Vehicular Assault First Degree Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of a Combination of Alcohol and Any Drug, Driving Without a Valid License, Failed to remain within a single lane, Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession, and Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed.
Williams was arraigned and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $4,502 secured bond.