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Woman facing felony DUI charges after accident that killed one

Sometimes, after a resident of South Carolina has consumed a couple of alcoholic beverages, they may feel fine to drive. The individual believes that they can get behind the wheel of their vehicle and make it safely to their ultimate destination without harming himself or herself or anyone else. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and an accident may occur as a result of this mistaken lapse in judgment. What is also unfortunate is that one honest mistake can result in a laundry list of negative impacts for that driver who honestly thought it would be safe for them to drive home.

A South Carolina woman is currently facing felony DUI charges after an accident that occurred shortly after 3:00 in the morning on Highway 78. When something like this happens, whether the individual's decision to get behind the wheel of their car was an honest mistake or not, they should always seek the assistance of a drunk driving defense attorney. Everyone is entitled to representation and a fair trial. Those facing DUI charges like this South Carolina woman should take advantage of those rights.

According to a trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Buick was stopped behind a dump truck on Highway 78 when another driver approached the vehicles from behind and struck the Buick. The initial impact caused the Buick to hit the dump truck that was stopped in front of the driver.

The 56-year-old driver of the Buick suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 29-year-old driver of the car that struck the Buick was taken to a medical facility to be treated for her injuries. South Carolina Highway Patrol officials then charged her with felony DUI.

The potential consequences for a felony DUI charge can be very severe. They not only include a potential suspension or revocation of the driver's license to operate their vehicle, but the alleged drunk driver may also face monetary fines and a prison sentence. However, an experienced DUI defense attorney may be able to obtain a reduction in charges or, in the best-case scenario, get the charges dropped. Either way, the outcome is almost always less severe when the defendant involves an attorney.

Source: ABC News 4, "SCHP: Driver charged with felony DUI after fatal wreck on Hwy 78," Oct. 3, 2013

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