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Frederica Man Arrested for 6th Offense DUI After Crash

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Elsworth M. Smith III Elsworth M. Smith III
HARRINGTON, Del.– Delaware State Police say they have charged a Frederica man with his 6th offense DUI and related charges after he was involved in a three-vehicle crash that left two people injured.

Police said the incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Milford-Harrington Highway (SR14) and Killens Pond Road.  According to investigators, 30-year-old Elsworth M. Smith III was operating a 1994 GMC Sierra pickup truck southbound on Killens Pond Road and came to a stop at the posted stop sign at the intersection with SR14. Police said that meantime, Derrick L. Short, 23, of Selbyville, Del., was operating a 2002 Dodge Durango eastbound on SR14 when Smith failed to remain stopped and pulled into the path of the Durango where the two collided. Troopers said the GMC pickup continued southbound where it struck a 2000 Honda Civic being operated by Robert B. Vincelette, 67, of Houston, Del., who was stopped at the stop sign facing northbound on Deep Grass Road.
 
Smith was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. Police said a DUI investigation ensued and Smith was subsequently charged with his 6th offense driving under the influence of alcohol (previous convictions of 02/02/01, 12/28/06, 08/22/07, 05/02/07, and 07/21/09), two counts of second-degree vehicular assault, driving while suspended or revoked, failure to have insurance in possession and failure to remain stopped.  He was ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $14,502  cash only bond.
 
Police said Short and Vincelette were both transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.



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