Delaware State Police

Two Vans Collide South of Milford, Both Drivers Drunk

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Milford – Two men are charged with their third offense DUI after one of them crashed into the other early Sunday night.

The incident occurred around 9:08 p.m. Sunday July 30, 2017 as Carlell Smith, 34 of Lincoln, was operating a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country minivan westbound on Benson Road approaching a stop sign with Cedar Creek Road (SR30).  Smith failed to remain stopped at the stop sign and pulled into the intersection, striking a 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van being operated by Michael J. Flood, 52 of Ocean View.

Both operators were removed from the scene and transported to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  While there, a DUI investigation ensued with Carlell Smith.  He was charged with Third Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (two previous: 05/19/2008 and 12/16/2015), Vehicular Assault 1st, Reckless Endangering 2nd, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, No Proof of Insurance, and Failure to Remain Stopped at a Stop Sign.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,502.00 secured bond.

A DUI investigation also ensued with Michael Flood at the hospital and he was later charged with Third Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (two previous: 11/14/1991 and 12/02/2003).  He was arraigned at JP2 and released on $2,000.00 unsecured bond.

Released: 080317 1700

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