Police: Fleeing Driver That Smashed Into Family In Milford Arrested, He Was Wearing An Ankle Monitor

Milford – The Delaware State Police have made an arrest in the serious crash that occurred late Sunday afternoon south of Milford, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said William T. Ackridge Jr., 18 of Newark, Delaware was taken into custody without incident at his residence by Probation and Parole Officers on the afternoon of Monday, May 24, 2021. He was transported to Troop 2 where he was processed for the following charges.

Three counts of Vehicular Assault 2nd (Misdemeanors)
Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Injury
Reckless Driving
Driving Without a Valid License
Three counts of Failure to Stop At a Red Light
Ackridge was arraigned via video phone with Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released after posting $4,104.00 secured bond.

Fournier said Troopers with the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit were able to identify William Ackridge as the driver of the black Toyota Corolla after receiving information from Probation and Parole about his location on Sunday during the incident through his GPS ankle monitor. This information, along with the video footage from Delaware State Police Aviation (Trooper 2), capturing Ackridge exiting the driver’s side of the Corolla assisted troopers in their investigation.


Details surrounding the chase and the crash can be found below.

Four Fleeing In Stolen Car Ends With Mass Casualty Incident In Milford