The Dover Police Department arrested a 25-year-old Dover man for DUI and other offenses after fighting with an officer during a crash investigation, according to Dover Police Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman.
Hoffman said Tony Williams was contacted by a Dover officer in the area of South DuPont Highway and East Division Street at approximately 9:04 p.m. on Thursday, July 21st.
Williams was contacted after officers responded to a report of a crash between two vehicles in the area. Williams had attempted to drive from East Division Street onto the southbound lanes of S. DuPont Highway, when he failed to turn properly and entered the northbound lanes, striking another vehicle that was stopped at a red light said Hoffman.
Williams then traveled over a concrete median and drove onto a sidewalk alongside South DuPont Highway (southbound). During the investigation, it was determined that Williams was under the influence of alcohol and was acting belligerent with officers according to Hoffman.
When an officer attempted to take Williams into custody, he attempted to physically fight with several officers, with one sustaining lacerations during the incident.
Hoffman said officers later found three grams of Dilaudid pills, small amount of marijuana, and three grams of opium pills. A blood search warrant was obtained for Williams and later executed at Bayhealth Kent Campus. Williams was committed to SCI on an intoxication hold and is pending arraignment on the following offenses:
-Assault 2nd Degree on Law Enforcement
-Resisting Arrest with Force/Injure Officer (Felony Resisting)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance
-Various traffic offenses