Milton man charged with 6th DUI


A Milton man was arrested and charged with his 6th DUI.

According to Delaware State Police, shortly after 9 p.m., Wednesday, troopers on patrol observed an Isuzu Rodeo stopped in the road impeding traffic on West Springside Drive in Milton.

A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, William P. Aikens Jr., 54, of Milton, according to police, who detected a strong odor of an alcohol coming from the car.

Aikens appeared to be intoxicated and in fact showed multiple signs of impairment, police said. A DUI investigation was initiated and a computer inquiry revealed five previous DUI convictions.

Once Aikens was taken into custody he came disorderly by yelling and using abusive language which caused neighborhood residents to exit their homes.

Aikens refused to enter the patrol vehicle after multiple requests that he stop resisting.

Once in the patrol vehicle, Aikens continued to yell and violently kicked the door causing damage to the police car.

An inventory search of the Isuzu Rodeo revealed a plastic sandwich baggie with marijuana weighing 1.3 grams.

Aikens was charged with his 6th Offense DUI (Felony), Resisting Arrest, Failure to Comply with taking Mug Shot and Fingerprints, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Marijuana, Disorderly Conduct, Failure to have Insurance and other traffic-related charges. He was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,800 secured bond.