A Hopewell Township man who was arrested for alleged DUI told a state trooper to "get that out of (my) (expletive) face" after claiming he did not speak English.

William James Walters IV, 33, of 15851 Johnson Road is charged with DUI and was cited for a number of traffic violations, including two counts of careless driving, according to his charging documents.

He is free on $5,000 bail, according to a York County Prison official.

Walters was involved in two hit-and-run crashes - one in the 7800 block of Yellow Church Road in Springfield Township and the other in 1800 block of Stewartstown Road in Shrewsbury Township - on Saturday, police said.

In the crash on Yellow Church Road, Walters hit a utility pole, shearing it in two with the Ford F-350 pickup truck he was driving, and he fled just before 6 p.m., police said.

Less than half an hour later, he hit a mailbox along Stewartstown Road, police said.

Arrested: Witnesses of both crashes gave police the license plate number off the truck. A trooper tracked down Walters at a camper on his property just before 7 p.m., where police also found a damaged Ford pickup truck.

After the trooper knocked on the door of the camper and announced himself as a police officer a number of times, Walters asked the trooper if he "was the only police officer outside" because "one officer was not enough to get him out of the trailer," documents state.

Walters then opened the door and was arrested by the trooper, who had his gun drawn.

Walters was taken to York Hospital for a blood test but refused to enter the hospital.


At one point, Walters told the trooper in English that he does not speak English, documents state.

When the trooper advised Walters of his implied consent warnings, Walters told to get the warning sheet out of his face.

Walters was then taken to central booking, documents state.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.