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SMYRNA — Ainka Wilson, 49, of Smyrna, was arrested for felony driving under the influence and weapon charges following a traffic stop Friday, authorities said.
According to Delaware State Police, at approximately 2:22 a.m., a trooper on U.S. 13 in the area of Smyrna Leipsic Road observed a white Jeep Wrangler failing to stay within its lane of travel.
Senior Cpl. Jason Hatchell said the officer stopped the Wrangler and made contact with Wilson, its driver and sole occupant. The trooper immediately smelled alcohol and observed signs of impairment, he said.
Wilson was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun, and a computer inquiry revealed that the suspect has three prior DUI convictions and is also a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms.
She was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited within 10 years of a violent felony conviction, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm while under the influence, fourth-offense driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to remain in a single lane. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution, New Castle, on a $28,001 secured bond.