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SC woman facing two felony DUI charges after tragic accident

Driving while under the influence of alcohol can have treacherous results. This was evidenced by the outcome of a recent accident that occurred in South Carolina involving an allegedly drunk driver. The woman faces felony DUI charges due to the severity of the accident.

According to authorities, the woman was driving her vehicle eastbound on I-526 when she accidentally allowed her vehicle to sway across the median. When the woman tried to pull her car back into her lane, she ran into a Jeep. This collision caused her vehicle to spin and the Jeep to flip over numerous times.

When authorities arrived at the scene of the accident, one of the individuals that had been traveling in the Jeep was found nearby. He had been ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. Another individual from the Jeep suffered serious bodily injuries. The alleged drunk driver also suffered injuries and both individuals were transported to the hospital for treatment.

The woman accused of causing the accident is facing two felony DUI charges. One is for causing death and the other for causing serious bodily harm. The results of this accident were obviously very severe and unfortunate for those that were traveling in the Jeep. However, the alleged drunk driver in this case faces potentially serious penalties and it is only fair that she receives the defense to which she is entitled in order to receive a fair trial.

There are experienced felony DUI defense attorneys in South Carolina that will take on difficult cases such as this one. It is important that the scene of the accident is analyzed along with any available evidence. In addition, the attorney will look into the manner of search and seizure to ensure all proper procedures were followed. The accused also has rights that must be upheld and if any mistakes were made it can lead to less punitive outcomes, or even the dismissal of charges.

Source: WCBD-TV News 2, "Driver charged with felony DUI in Sunday fatal accident," Jan. 28, 2013

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