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Student charged with felony DUI after frat brother's death


An outing that began as fun between friends ended in tragedy after a recent car accident that occurred in South Carolina. An 18-year-old South Carolina college student was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and his friend is being charged with felony DUI. This is an unfortunate turn of events for everyone involved in the incident.

The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on a Friday. A group of five fraternity brothers were road tripping to a football game in another state when the driver veered off of the left side of the road. The vehicle he was driving, a Land Rover, struck a tree causing the vehicle to flip.

In addition to facing felony driving while intoxicated charges, the driver is also being charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was taken to a nearby detention center following the accident.

Although this is a very tragic outcome for the student that was fatally injured in the accident, it is important to remember that this is a tragic outcome for the driver of the vehicle. He has not only lost a close friend, but now he has found himself embroiled in criminal proceedings.

A felony DUI charge can be accompanied by serious penalties if not handled very carefully. It is also important to remember that an accused individual is innocent until proven guilty and is entitled to rights under the Constitution of the United States. If these rights are not upheld, then charges may be dropped and penalties could be reduced.

The issuing of felony DUI charges can be a very scary time for the defendant. However, the situation is not hopeless. Defense options are often available that can help a person facing these types of charges.

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