Delaware State Police arrested Ainka Wilson, 49, of Smyrna, DE, for felony DUI and weapon charges following a traffic stop early this morning.
Officials said on February 3, 2023, at approximately 2:22 a.m., a trooper on patrol on Route 13 in the area of Smyrna Leipsic Road observed a white Jeep Wrangler traveling southbound on Route 13 failing to stay within its lane of travel. A traffic stop was initiated, and contact was made with the operator and sole occupant, Ainka Wilson.
Upon contact, the trooper immediately smelled an odor of alcoholic beverages and observed signs of impairment police said. Wilson was subsequently taken into custody without incident for DUI. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun. A computer inquiry revealed Wilson has three prior DUI convictions and is also a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms according to police.
Wilson was transported to Troop 9 where she was charged with the following crimes:
Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited Within 10 Years of a Violent Felony Conviction (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
4th Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
Failed to Remain Within a Single Lane
Wilson was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $28,001 secured