Md. man charged with 5th DUI following serious crash in Rehoboth Beach

1280 Rehoboth Serious Crash

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – A Maryland man has been arrested on DUI and other charges following a crash that injured four late Wednesday night.

Police say the accident happened at around 11:20 p.m., on northbound Route 1 north of Holland Glade Road in Rehoboth Beach. Further investigation revealed that a 2016 Volkswagen Passat was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway, approaching a 2019 Toyota Rav4. For unknown reasons, the Volkswagen failed to observe the Toyota ahead of him, hitting the rear of the Toyota. After impact, the Toyota veered off the west edge of the northbound lanes, across the grass median, and completely across the southbound lanes before leaving the west edge of the southbound lanes where it came to rest after hitting a concrete curb. The Volkswagen eventually came to rest in the northbound center lane.

The driver of the Rav4 sustained critical injuries and was taken by helicopter to an area hospital. The right front passenger in the Rav4, a 59-year-old Rehoboth Beach man, was taken to an area hospital by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. The rear seat passenger, a 60-year-old Rehoboth Beach man, refused treatment on scene.

The driver of the Volkswagen, 49-year-old William Williams of Edgewood, MD, was taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A computer check revealed that he had four prior DUI convictions. He was subsequently arrested and charged with 5th offense DUI, first and second degree vehicular assault, failure to have required insurance, driving vehicle at unreasonable speed, and inattentive driving.

Williams was held at SCI on a $30,002 cash bond.

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