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South Carolina man facing felony DUI charges after fatal crash

When South Carolina residents make the decision to get behind the wheel of their vehicle after having a few alcoholic beverages, they may or may not realize that their blood alcohol content makes this an illegal action. Unfortunately, if this decision leads to an accident the consequences can be very severe for the alleged drunk driver. If an accident involving someone who is driving while intoxicated ends in severe bodily injury or the death of another involved party, the driver could face felony DUI charges.

A South Carolina man was fatally injured in a recent crash that allegedly involved a drunk driver. The driver is being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and has been charged with felony DUI as a result of the accident.

The 26-year-old man was the front seat passenger in a pickup truck driven by a 27-year-old man. There was another passenger in the backseat. They were traveling in the vehicle shortly before 1:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. The driver lost control of the vehicle, went off the road and flipped the pickup truck. The 26-year-old passenger was thrown from the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The passenger in the backseat was uninjured in the accident.

The result of this accident is tragic for everyone that was involved. Since the men were traveling together, it is likely that they may have been friends. Now they are dealing with one of them facing criminal charges and potentially serious penalties while, at the same time, dealing with the loss of another.

The good news is that there are legal options available. With the right help, people can seek a reduction of charges or a complete dismissal.

Source: WBTW News 13, "SC dad dies in crash, driver charged with felony DUI," July 15, 2013

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