The Rock Hill Police Department reported that the 51-year-old defendant was extremely intoxicated at the time of incident. His BAC level was almost three times the legal limit at an astonishing 0.21.
Apparently the defendant was driving near East Main Street and Firetower Road around 3:00 p.m., when the defendant lost control of his black work van, and barrelled into an elderly woman’s car. The man then kept driving after impact, only to slam into The Resident Services Building on East Main.
The Resident Services building has serious damage, and the defendant’s van blew a tire during the collision.
He tried to leave the scene of the accident, when the police finally caught up with him. The defendant immediately exercised his right to refuse the field sobriety tests the officers attempted to administer, but then later blew a .021 in the breathalyzer at the station.
The legal limit in South Carolina is .08, nearly three times less then what the defendant was driving with. He even reported to the police that he had 12 beers at lunch, along with “a bunch of chicken wings.”
His has thus been charged with driving while intoxicated, and leaving the scene of an accident. Moreover, he caused a total of $12,000 worth of damages by the time the day was over.
If you, or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in York County, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll -free at 877-374-5999 for more information.