Carlell Smith and Michael Flood both have two previous DUIs

Two Sussex County men have been charged with a third DUI offense after they crashed into each other early Sunday night.

Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier identified the men as Carlell Smith, 34, of Lincoln and Michael J. Flood, 52, of Ocean View.

Fournier said the crash occurred around 9:08 p.m. July 30 as Smith was driving a Chrysler minivan on Benson Road and came upon a stop sign at the intersection with Cedar Creek Road.

Smith allegedly failed to remain stopped, pulling into the intersection and hitting a Chevrolet Astro van driven by Flood, he said.

Both men were taken to Bayhealth Hospital-Milford Campus for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. While there, police did a DUI investigation.

Smith then was charged with third offense driving under the influence of alcohol, first-degree vehicular assault, second-degree reckless endangering, driving while suspended or revoked, no proof of insurance, and failure to remain stopped at a stop sign.

He previously had been convicted of driving under the influence in May 2008 and December 2015, Fournier said.

He was jailed at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $6,502 secured bond.

Flood is charged with third offense driving under the influence of alcohol, and released on a $2,000 unsecured bond.

He previously had been convicted of DUI in November 1991 and December 2003.