When there is a car accident, the most tragic result possible is the death of an innocent person. Sometimes, even a year or more later, relatives of the victim can still be seeking healing and resolution. That is the case with a South Carolina family, the mother of whom was killed in a car accident last year.
There may be some drivers in South Carolina who are under the impression that there is only one type of charge for drunk driving, and that the potential consequences are the same across the board. While this type of misunderstanding might be common when dealing with felony DUI charges, it is important to understand the difference. Not only can a felony DUI have harsher consequences, it can also be a more difficult matter to overcome.
A great deal of effort was put into public awareness of the risk of drunk driving during the recent holiday season. Those messages may have proven effective, as South Carolina police report that there were no drunk driving fatalities on New Year's Day. Accidents still take place, however, and one single-vehicle crash left the driver with felony DUI charges.
South Carolina police were called to the scene of a terrible car crash on a recent Wednesday afternoon. A collision involving three vehicles slowed traffic in Spartanburg, near the intersection of East Blackstock Road and Arbours West Lane. Unfortunately, one of the drivers involved in the accident lost her life. Another was arrested and charged with felony DUI.
A South Carolina woman is behind bars and is facing charges for an accident that occurred earlier this year. Local law enforcement officers claim this crash was the result of impaired driving. As one individual died and another was injured, the charges against her include a felony DUI.
When an individual makes the decision to drink and drive, he or she creates a high level of risk for each and every person encountered while on the road. When an accident takes place, a drunk driver will be held accountable for the choices made leading up to the incident. This is the case for one young man who was recently sentenced in a felony DUI case in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
South Carolina police have arrested a woman believed to have struck and injured a moped rider while driving under the influence. The incident took place on a recent Thursday night in West Ashley. Upon initial reports, it appears that the woman encountered a moped driver, and a collision resulted. As events progressed, the woman was ultimately faced with felony DUI charges.