Drunk driver steers onto train tracks - Town of Middletown, Delaware

Drunk driver steers onto train tracks

Date: February 18, 2013

   On Sunday, Feb. 17, at about 11:25 p.m., Middletown Police responded to a report of a vehicle on the railroad tracks in the area of N. Broad Street and Summit Bridge Road.

   Prior to arriving at the vehicle, officers received information that the operator of the vehicle was last seen walking south on N. Broad Street. Officers responded to the area and located William Mayer, III, 26, of Greensboro, Md., stumbling along the roadway. Mayer was detained while officers determined he was the owner/operator of the vehicle abandoned on the tracks.

   Mayer appeared visibly intoxicated, and was unable to successfully complete field sobriety tests. He did submit to a preliminary breath test, with a result of more than three times the legal limit.  He was transported to MPD, where he refused to submit to an additional chemical test.

   Mayer was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol / Implied Consent.

   Mayer was released pending his appearance at a preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas on Mar. 5, 2013.  His vehicle was safely removed from the railroad tracks.