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Farmer to face DUI charges in South Carolina after fatal crash

Everybody suffers from a lack of judgment at one time or another. Many times, the consequences of these lapses are minor, though there are some instances where the consequences are deadly. One farmer is being accused of having a lapse in good judgment in a recent car crash in South Carolina. The farmer is now facing DUI charges.

The incident happened in late November just prior to 6 p.m. A 69-year-old man was driving southbound on the road. He had been hauling an attached header which may have been too wide for the lane. The header had allegedly crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.

At the same time, a 71-year-old man was also driving on the road heading in the opposite direction. The northbound driver crashed into the farmer's header. This caused the farmer's vehicle to slide off the side of the road, crash into a mailbox and finally stop at a ditch.

The farmer's blood sample was taken in order to determine if his alcohol level was indeed above the legally allowed limit. Authorities are continuing the investigation in order to determine what factors may have contributed to the crash. The latest reports released to the public did not indicate any potential visual obstruction that could have contributed to causing the collision.

On top of having to deal with the trauma of being involved in a fatal accident, the farmer will now have to face DUI charges in a South Carolina criminal court. However, there may be a variety of legal defense strategies available. Which strategy is best typically depends upon the specific circumstances of the case.

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