The Delaware State Police have arrested 52-year-old Laura Wilson of Lewes, Delaware for felony DUI and resisting arrest following a pursuit that occurred in Lewes early this morning.
On June 8, 2023, at approximately 12:56 a.m., a trooper on patrol observed a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling westbound on John J. Williams Highway approaching the intersection at Camellia Drive. The Jeep did not have its headlights on despite it being dark outside, and the trooper attempted to stop the car. The driver failed to comply and began turning left onto Camellia Drive. The Jeep struck a guardrail, proceeded into the Love Creek neighborhood, and drove throughout Love Creek until it came to a stop at Camellia Drive and Cornflower Lane. The driver, identified as Laura Wilson, exited the car but tried to get back into the Jeep when the trooper began speaking to her. The trooper attempted to handcuff Wilson, but she pulled away and resisted arrest. Wilson was taken into custody a short time later.
The trooper smelled alcohol and detected signs of impairment with Wilson. A computer check showed that Wilson has two prior convictions for DUI.
Wilson was taken to Troop 7 and charged with the following offenses:
- 3rd Offense DUI (Felony)
- Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
- Resisting Arrest
- Numerous traffic offenses
Wilson was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $6,307 secured bond.