Trooper Injured In Crash Over The Weekend, Woman Charged With DUI

Wilmington- The Delaware State Police (DSP) arrested a woman for DUI after she was involved in a crash with a state police vehicle over the weekend.

DSP Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell said 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, 24, of Newark, 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-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, it was suspected that Wilson was operating her vehicle under the influence said Hatchell.

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.