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Delaware State Police Arrest Newark Woman for DUI After Crash Involving a State Police Vehicle- Wilmington

Date Posted: Monday, May 17th, 2021

Wilmington- The Delaware State Police arrested 24-year-old Chezkera Wilson (no photograph available) of Newark, DE, for DUI after she was involved in a crash with a state police vehicle.

The incident occurred on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to southbound I-95 in the area of Beech Street to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked partially in the roadway. Troopers located the vehicle and were attempting to remove the traffic hazard. Due to the dangerous area the vehicle was stopped, a second trooper positioned his patrol vehicle in the right lane of southbound I-95 just North of the scene with his emergency lights activated to warn approaching motorists. After several minutes on scene, a 2016 Chevy Malibu operated by Chezkera Wilson was traveling in the right lane of southbound I-95 and failed to yield. The front of the Malibu struck the rear of the state police Tahoe.

The 4-year veteran trooper and Wilson were the sole occupants in their respective vehicles. Both operators were transported to an area hospital for non-life threating injuries.

During the investigation, it was suspected that Wilson was operating her vehicle under the influence.  Subsequently a DUI investigation ensued.

Wilson was later released from the hospital and issued a traffic summons for the following:

  • Driving a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Fail to Yield/ Change Lanes for Stopped Emergency Vehicle
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
  • Failure to Change Address on License

Southbound I-95 was closed for approximately 3 hours as the collision was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.

Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Sergeant Alexander with the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8437. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

Released: 051721 1225


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