A driver has been charged with felonies related to drunk driving after a head-on automobile accident killed three people in South Carolina. The wreck happened at 12:17 a.m. on Nov. 8 as the two vehicles passed through the intersection of U.S. Highway 29 and East Calhoun Street in Anderson.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol charged a woman with two counts of felony DUI after a crash in Clarendon County on Aug. 30. The accident on SC 261 killed a 34-year-old man from Manning who suffered chest and neck injuries due to the wreck.
According to reports, police in South Carolina have launched a campaign on Aug. 22 entitled Sober or Slammer, and it is expected to run through until Sept. 1. The campaign's goal is to raise awareness about the consequences of DUI in South Carolina in addition to trying to prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel.
Florence's 12th Judicial Court started a new DUI treatment program for repeat offenders on June 16. The court solicitor said this could make them productive members of society and no longer a public danger.
A 24-year-old South Carolina man is facing charges of felony DWI resulting in death after hitting and killing a cyclist in front of a Goodwill store. The cyclist, a 33-year-old man, died before he could be transported to a hospital. The driver continued traveling for a few blocks after the collision, but he then walked back to the site of the accident.
A 27-year-old man allegedly caused a crash on May 23 that killed a 24-year-old female on Highway 378 in Marion. According to police, the man was driving west on the highway when his vehicle collided head-on with a Mustang being driven by the woman around 1 a.m. The woman died at the scene while a passenger in the Mustang was taken to Grand Strand Medical Center for treatment of what were called serious injuries.
A South Carolina man from Orangeburg was charged with felony DUI after an accident that left one other person dead. The accident happened on March 30 when the man's Chrysler ran into a Kawasaki off-road motorcycle near the motorcycle driver's home. The driver of the car was charged on March 31, and bond was set at $75,000.
A South Carolina man is facing drunk driving charges after he crashed his car into a Coca-Cola delivery truck. The truck then hit another vehicle, and two people were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening.
A South Carolina man is being charged with drunk driving and causing serious injury months after police allege that he was hurt in a crash involving just a single automobile. The man, according to reports, suffered various injuries along with his passenger when the vehicle overturned.
A 20-year-old man from Little River, South Carolina, is in custody on suspicion of felony DWI after a car crash that claimed the life of a 27-year-old woman, also a Little River resident. The accident happened about 6:15 on the morning of Jan. 12 on Highway 90 near Longs.