A fatal crash in South Carolina resulted in a 20-year-old man being charged with felony DUI and minor in possession of alcohol. The two-car accident took place on Johns Island around 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 and resulted in the death of the other driver. The accused driver was reportedly still recovering from his injuries at the Medical University of South Carolina when he posted $100,475 bail three days after the incident.
South Carolina parents may be interested to learn that studies are showing that high school seniors are engaging in extreme binging, which involves ingesting as many as 10 to 15 drinks during one session. In a study by a research assistant professor at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, it was reported that one in five seniors admitted to engaging in binge drinking.
People planning a trip to the Edisto River this summer will be met with an increased police presence as several area agencies will team up to crack down on criminal violations this summer. The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, Colleton County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Colleton KEYS will be teaming up to dissuade criminal violations along the popular river.