A Westminster man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol early Tuesday and a subsequent search revealed drugs and paraphernalia on his person.
Douglass Lee Wilder, 55, of the 1800 block of Old Washington Road, is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, not marijuana, and possession of CDS paraphernalia as well as DUI, DWI, negligent driving and failing to avoid projecting glaring light within 500 feet of an approaching vehicle, according to electronic court filings.
Wilder was stopped by a Maryland State Police trooper shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday on suspicion of DUI after the trooper allegedly observed Wilder driving with his high beams on and failing to turn them off as he approached and passed the trooper's vehicle, according to charging documents.
The trooper allegedly detected a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech after making contact with Wilder, according to the documents. Wilder allegedly did not successfully complete field sobriety tests and was arrested.
A search of Wilder at the Carroll County Detention Center revealed a clear plastic bag containing suspected cocaine and a small smoking device with suspected burnt marijuana residue, according to the documents.
Wilder was released from the Carroll County Detention Center after posting $5,000 bond, according to electronic court files.