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Delaware man gets 5th DUI after hitting 2 pedestrians

August 19, 2018

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been arrested on his fifth driving under the influence charge — this time after hitting two pedestrians.

It happened Saturday night when police responded to a crash in Dover, Delaware.

Police say William S. Smith drove off the roadway, hit two pedestrians and a curb. Police say Smith fled the scene and was found in the parking lot of Delaware Technical Community College.

Police smelled alcohol, and a DUI investigation was conducted. Police say a computer check found Smith had four previous DUI convictions.

The pedestrians struck were both 17-year-old females from Dover. They were transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two people were passengers in Smith’s car. Police say they were not injured. Smith also wasn’t hurt.

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