Last week, a Rock Hill man was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and third-degree assault and battery. The Rock Hill man was arrested by Myrtle Beach police after he punched a man after a fight. The arrest occurred at North Eighth Avenue and Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The fight occured at Sixth Avenue North and Chester Street. The Rock Hill man was only detained after a police officer stopped him on suspicion of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
The misdemeanor of third degree assault and battery in South Carolina carries a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both. The crime itself requires that “The accused unlawfully injured another person, or offers or attempts to injure another person with the present ability to do so.” §16-3-600(E)(1). The accused need not have actually hit anyone, i.e. no battery must have occured.
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