State police charge Greenwood man with 5th DUI

BRIDGEVILLE – A Greenwood man faces a fifth driving under the influence offense after state troopers found him in his vehicle facing the wrong way on Sussex Highway Monday.

Joseph R. Williams

Joseph R. Williams, 35, was arrested and charged with felony 5th DUI, felony resisting arrest, driving while suspended and failure to drive in proper lane.

Williams was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $8,101 secured bond, according to Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe.

Troopers were called April 30 for a vehicle check in the roadway at the intersection of Cannon Road and U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway).

Troopers found a tan 2004 GMC pickup truck facing southbound in the northbound lanes of Sussex Highway. When the driver, Joseph Williams, refused to comply with troopers’ commands, a taser was deployed and Williams was taken into custody, Cpl. Jaffe said.

State police investigation revealed Williams’ pickup truck was eastbound on Cannon Road when it crossed the median, struck a DUI sign and continued onto Sussex Highway where it came to rest in the roadway.

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