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30-year-old man arrested on DUI and other charges

A 30-year-old male driver was arrested July 3 on charges that he tried to escape getting arrested by officers. The incident happened less than four miles outside of Easley, South Carolina, at approximately 10:30 a.m.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports that the man had driven away from them while trying to evade arrest. As police pursued him northbound along River Road, he eventually collided with another vehicle. The collision sent his car out of control, causing him to leave the roadway. The fleeing vehicle eventually came to a full halt after hitting a mailbox, fire hydrant and utility pole, according to the SCHP.

After catching up with the man, South Carolina troopers arrested him on charges of DUI, in addition to other criminal violations. Fortunately, the driver of the vehicle that was hit -- who was the only occupant -- did not suffer injury. The allegedly DUI driver also appears to have escaped uninjured. No one was riding in his car with him. Police were still gathering evidence related to the incident.

Drunk driving-related charges in South Carolina become more severe when a car crash is involved. Also, if an individual resists arrest in any way during an attempted DUI stop, it can serve to elevate the risk and severity of potential punishments. Still, it is important not to draw any kind of conclusion relating to a DUI matter until all the evidence is closely reviewed. Sometimes, even a case that appears dire can be improved through the application of various DUI defense strategies.

Source: WYFF Channel 4, "SCHP: Man crashes while trying to evade deputies," July 04, 2015

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