On Monday April 21, 2014 at approximately 0035 hours a Deputy Sheriff of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office observed a black GMC Envoy traveling southbound on Route 589 in the area of Gum Point Road.
The Deputy observed the vehicle cross over the double yellow centerline and also observed both tag lights on the license plate were inoperative. The Deputy initiated a traffic stop as the suspect vehicle made a left turn into Ocean Down’s Casino.
The Deputy made contact with the driver, identified using his Delaware Driver’s License as Mark Joseph Williamson, age30, of Dagsboro, DE. The Deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Williamson’s person, slurred speech, and observed Williamson struggle to find the registration card for the vehicle.
The Deputy conducted a series of field sobriety tests on Williamson. Williamson failed all tests and was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Williamson refused to submit to a breath test and was released on four citations pending trial in Maryland District Court.