A Magnolia man received his fourth DUI charge Thursday after causing a head-on collision in Dover that left a woman in critical condition, state police said.
Jason B. Swafford, 31, also was charged with first-degree vehicular assault and other traffic offenses following the 7 p.m. crash on South State Street, just north of Lebanon Road.
According to police, Swafford was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado south on South State Street when he crossed the center line and struck a northbound 1992 Mazada Protégé head-on.
The driver of the Mazada, 50-year-old Lorri A. Buchman, was taken to Kent General Hospital, before being transferred to Christiana Hospital, police said. Buchman was wearing a seat belt.
Swafford, who was not injured in the crash, is being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna on a $9,001 cash bond. A state police spokesman said Swafford's previous DUI convictions came in the last 13 years.
South State Street between Lebanon Road and North Old Mill Road was closed for about three hours while state police investigated the crash and cleared the scene.