Delaware: Timothy P. Cairns charged with DUI after crash; Steven Williams awarded 5th DUI after madcap melee in his BMW

Lewes Man Charged with 5th Offense DUI after Attempting to Flee from Troopers


Dover, DEL (Sept. 24, 2014) – Delaware State Troopers report that they have arrested a 34-year-old Lewes man for his fifth offense DUI after he attempted to flee from a traffic stop.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:10 p.m. Tuesday September 23, 2014 when an anonymous call to the Kent County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) reported a possible drunk driver in the area of Royal Grant Development.  Troopers responded to the area of Royal Grant Way and located a black BMW parked in the roadway with a male subject slumped over the wheel as if he was asleep.

Steven M Williams 5th DUI Lewes Del Del State Police 092414

Steven M Williams 5th DUI Lewes Del / Del State Police 092414

Police say that the driver awoke when a trooper opened the door to the car to check on his well-being and he immediately accelerated away in the vehicle at a high rate of speed.  Troopers began pursuing the BMW, with emergency equipment activated, and observed it turn onto Crown Circle where it backed into a private driveway and came to a stop.  Troopers then began issuing verbal commands to the operator to shut the vehicle off, but he again accelerated forward almost striking a trooper standing outside his patrol vehicle before the BMW struck the front of a fully marked police car and continued back onto Crown Circle.

The suspect then drove southbound 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.  Troopers initiated a foot pursuit and deployed a divisionally issued Taser (Electronic Control Device) taking him into custody without further incident.

Steven M. Williams, 34, of Lewes, was transported back to Troop 3 where a DUI investigation ensued and he was subsequently charged with his 5th Offense Driving Under the Influence (previous convictions of   08/31/01, 10/28/01, 01/16/04, and 12/12/10), Resisting Arrest with Force, two counts of Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal, Reckless Endangering 2nd, two counts of Criminal Mischief, and Reckless Driving.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $15,200.00 cash bond.


Troopers Investigate Two Vehicle Crash


Hockessin, DEL (Sept. 24, 2014) – Delaware State Police Troopers are currently investigating a two vehicle crash which occurred late last night in Hockessin.

Initial investigation has determined that the crash occurred on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 11:40 p.m., as Timothy P. Cairns, 49, of Hockessin, DE was operating a 2014 Toyota Four Runner and was traveling westbound on Lancaster Pike west of Hercules Road, Wilmington. For an unknown reason, Cairns’ vehicle crossed over the center line and entered the eastbound lane of Lancaster Pike. It was at this point that the front of Cairns’ vehicle struck the front of a 1995 Toyota T100 pickup truck, which was being operated by Jeremy M. Delmatto, 40, of Wilmington, DE, and which was traveling eastbound on Lancaster Pike. Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway.

Jeremy Delmatto was trapped in his vehicle for a period of time until he could be extricated by EMS who had responded to the scene. Delmatto was then removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries. It is unknown if Delmatto was properly restrained in his vehicle at the time of the crash.

Timothy Cairns was not injured in the crash. He was cited by troopers with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol and Operating a Vehicle on the Wrong Side of the Roadway.

This crash remains under investigation at this time.

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