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Milford Beacon
  • Frederica man jailed after 6th DUI, three-car crash in Harrington

  • A 30-year-old Frederica man, Elsworth M. Smith III, is in jail for his sixth offense DUI after allegedly crashing into two vehicles near the intersection of Del. Route 14 and Killens Pond Road in Harrington.
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  • A 30-year-old Frederica man is in jail for his sixth offense DUI after allegedly crashing into two vehicles near the intersection of Del. Route 14 and Killens Pond Road in Harrington.
    Delaware State Police said Elsworth M. Smith III, 30, was operating a 1994 GMC Sierra pick-up truck southbound on Killens Pond Road shortly after 5 p.m. on April 29. Smith stopped at the intersection with Del. Route 14, but failed to remain stopped and pulled out into the path of a 2002 Dodge Durango, operated by 23-year-old Selbyville resident Derrick L. Short.
    Smith’s GMC collided with the Durango, which was traveling eastbound on Del. Route 14. Smith continued to drive the GMC southbound where it then hit a 2000 Honda Civic, operated by 67-year-old Houston man Robert B. Vincelette, who was stopped at a stop sign facing northbound on Deep Grass Road, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    Smith, Short and Vincelette were all transported to Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released, Fournier said.
    Smith was charged with his sixth offense driving under the influence of alcohol following a DUI investigation. Smith was previously convicted of DUI on Feb. 2, 2001, Dec. 28, 2006, May 2, 2007, Aug. 22, 2007 and July 21, 2009, Fournier said.
    Smith was also charged with 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 arraigned and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of a $14,502 cash bond.
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