A driver from Columbia was charged with a felony driving under the influence after a two-car accident that left another man dead. According to the West Columbia Police Department, the crash occurred at Meeting Street and Sunset Boulevard, and along with the drunk driving charges, the driver was admitted to a hospital for treatment. The victim, who was taken to Lexington Medical Center, succumbed to his injuries. The 26-year-old man was a passenger in one of the vehicles of the crash.
A 27-year-old Hanahan woman was arrested and charged with felony DUI in late January after being involved in a deadly accident in Charleston County. The woman is now facing several drunk driving charges, including felony DUI with great bodily injury and felony DUI with death, according to a news report.The accident resulted in the death of a 35-year-old Charleston man and the injuries of several others. The woman would have been charged with a felony even if this had been her first DUI offense. She was already awaiting trial on a previous misdemeanor DUI that she had been charged with one year earlier.