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Delaware State Police Arrest Wilmington Man for DUI and Weapon Charges After Traffic Stop- Claymont


Date Posted: Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Claymont- Delaware State Police arrested 35-year-old Martwain Johnston of Wilmington, for DUI and weapon charges following a traffic stop this morning.

On March 21, 2021, at approximately 1:31 a.m., a trooper on patrol observed a gray Honda Accord traveling northbound Philadelphia Pike in the area of Cauffiel Parkway at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was initiated, and contact was made with the operator and sole occupant, Martwain Johnston. Upon contact, the trooper detected an odor of alcoholic beverages and a DUI investigation ensued.

Johnston was taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search of Johnston’s vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun.

Johnston was then transported to Troop 1, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon a Firearm (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Failed to Remain within a Single Lane

Johnston was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on a $5,300.00 unsecured bond.

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Released: 032121 0910

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