A South Carolina man has been charged with driving under the influence in a car accident that resulted in the death of his wife. The couple’s Dodge van veered from the side of the road and sideswiped a telephone pole, finally ending up in an embankment.
The man was airlifted to Palmetto Heath Richland with serious injuries. However, his wife did not survive the accident, and was pronounced dead on the scene. The man was arrested a couple of days later and charged with Felony DUI resulting in death.
The death of a loved one can be extremely painful to all of those involved. It is not anyone’s intention to be involved in a car accident; especially one that results in death. However, when a person decides to consume alcohol, they become more likely to put themselves behind the wheel of an automobile. The problem with this is the reality that when someone decides to get behind of a car while intoxicated, and it results in death, it will still be considered manslaughter. Further, the circumstances surrounding the situation may exacerbate the charges.
If you have been charged with DUI, Felony DUI, or any other drinking related charge contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP for a consultation. You can reach our Baxter Village Office in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll free at 877-374-5999.