Delaware man charged with 5th DUI

LEWES, Del. (WPVI) -- A Delaware man has been arrested for his fifth DUI after he attempted to flee from a traffic stop, police say.

34-year-old Steven Williams of Lewes is charged with Driving Under the Influence, Resisting Arrest with Force, Disregarding a Police Officer's Signal, Reckless Endangering, two counts of Criminal Mischief, and Reckless Driving.

Police responded to the call of a possible drunk driver at approximately 2:10 p.m. Tuesday on Royal Grant Way.

Troopers located a black BMW parked in the roadway with a male slumped over the wheel as if he was asleep.

Police say the driver, later identified as Williams, awoke when a trooper opened the door to the car to check on him and he immediately accelerated away in the vehicle at a high rate of speed.

The BMW then backed into a private driveway on Crown Circle and came to a stop.

At that time, police told Williams to shut the vehicle off, but he again accelerated forward, almost striking a trooper.

The BMW then struck the front of a police car and continued back onto Crown Circle.

Police say Williams drove away before coming to a stop a few houses down and pulled into another private driveway where he exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.

After a short pursuit, police used a Taser to take Williams into custody.

Williams was arraigned and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $15,200 cash bond.

He was previously convicted on DUI charges on August 31, 2001, October 28, 2001, January 16, 2004, and December 12, 2010.
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