Drivers who may have been falsely charged with driving under the influence on South Carolina roadways may be interested in learning about a DUI case in Anderson County that has now been dismissed. On Dec. 4, news sources reported that felony drunk driving charges against a man who suffers from a rare health disorder were dropped because criminal prosecution of the charged driver based on the evidence in the case is not supported by law.
A 24-year-old South Carolina man is facing DUI-related charges after an accident on Nov. 8 left three people dead and three others injured. The man charged is an assistant baseball coach at Anderson University.
A South Carolina elementary school teacher was taken into custody on the morning of Oct. 20 for drunk driving. In addition to drunk driving charges, a report from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety revealed that the woman is facing a child endangerment count after a minor was allegedly found in her vehicle at the time of the incident.
Law enforcement officials from the Rock Hill Police Department reported that a 32-year-old Chester man crashed his car into a gas station on Oct. 5. According to police, the collision happened around 9:25 a.m. When officials arrived, they could reportedly smell alcohol on the man who was said to be fading in and out of consciousness.
A man was accused of drunk driving and causing a fatal crash involving five cars on Sept. 6 in South Carolina. The incident happened around 7:45 p.m. at Sheep Farm Road and Wells Highway in Seneca. Police allege that a 52-year-old man drove through a red light before broadsiding one car and then hitting three other vehicles.
A 34-year-old woman who passed through a police checkpoint on JA Cochran Bypass in Chester during the early morning hours of July 25 reportedly did so with an open container of beer and children in her car. When police stopped the woman at the checkpoint, they noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from her car and asked if there was an open container in the vehicle.
Motorists in South Carolina who may be considering their best course of action in the face of a felony DUI charge may be interested in learning about an incident that occurred in a beach town in the northeast part of the state. According to media sources, authorities in Horry County have charged a 56-year-old man with felony driving under the influence resulting in a death after he allegedly struck and killed a woman in Atlantic Beach on June 21.
One woman died and the suspected driver was injured in a single vehicle accident that occurred on June 15 near Woodruff, approximately 60 miles east of Clemson, South Carolina. According to troopers with the Highway Patrol, the wreck happened at approximately 12:50 a.m. when a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria driving east on I-26 hit a roadside guardrail. The 23-year-old man facing drunk driving charges in connection with the incident denies that he was driving.
South Carolina police say that a 29-year-old man was intoxicated when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a car wash during the early hours of May 11. The Gray Court resident is facing drunk driving charges due to the alleged results of a blood alcohol test conducted while he was receiving medical treatment. The incident took place at approximately 2:45 a.m. in Travelers Rest.
Police in South Carolina believe that alcohol may have contributed to a fatal two-vehicle accident on April 23. They have reported that a Travelers Rest man is facing drunk driving charges for his role in the crash that claimed the life of a 70-year-old man. The accident took place on Tubbs Mountain Road in Greenville County at 5:30 p.m.