September 19, 2023
Eastern Shore motorcycle chase

By Linda Cicoira

Sentences were handed down Monday in Northampton Circuit Court for three people convicted of felonies.

Twenty-three-year-old Dandre Dylan Williams, a Jamaican National, was serving in the U.S. Navy when he and another motorcyclist were clocked driving in excess of 85 miles per hour in a chase that started on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, in September of 2020. Their speed increased to 125 miles per hour as they drove along Lankford Highway. The two abandoned their motorcycles on Baylee’s Neck Road in Accomac and fled into the woods.

Williams was sentenced to six months in jail with 120 days, or around four months, suspended for misdemeanor eluding. He was given six months with 160 days suspended for speeding more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. That leaves him with a total of two months and 20 days to serve. His license was suspended for 90 days.

The other motorcyclist was never apprehended.

Williams was docked Naval pay and spent about a month in the brig for the offenses, according to information provided to the court.

The defense stated Williams paid with a credit card for both men to cross the bridge-tunnel and did not speed on the facility. The defense lawyer said Williams went faster when he was trying to catch up with the other rider after they got off the bridge.

In another case, 38-year-old Sean Lee White, of Cedar Street in Pocomoke, Md., was sentenced to five years in prison with all but three months suspended for a third offense of DUI in 10 years. He was given a 10-day suspended sentence for driving more than 20 miles per hour above the speed limit. White was also fined $1,250. He will be on supervised probation for two years. A jury convicted him of the offenses in July.

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     In the third case, 45-year-old Carolyn Jane Abbott, of White’s Neck Road, in Parksley, was given a suspended 30-day term for passing a bad check in April of 2022. That was a misdemeanor conviction. Felony counts of conspiracy to racketeer, uttering, and racketeering were not prosecuted.

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