Woman Charged with DUI After Police Find Her Passed Out In Vehicle

Last Friday, a Rock Hill, SC woman was found unconscious in her car at Walmart after she allegedly “huffed” fumes from an aerosol can, as reported by police.  A Walmart employee called police and stated that around 5:30 p.m. the woman was passed out in her 2002 silver Pontiac Grand Prix which was still running.

The woman was charged with driving under the influence and unlawful use and possession of aromatic hydrocarbons after the police found a can of Ultra Duster clutched in the her left hand.  Officers reported that her eyes were glossy and bloodshot, and her pupils were dilated.  The police also found prescription pain pills in her purse as she searched for her driver’s license.

The officers report that they subjected the woman to three field sobriety tests which she allegedly failed.  She later admitted to recently leaving a drug rehabilitation facility for air-can use and prescription pain pills.

If you or someone you love has been charged with a SC DUI, DUAC, or BUI, you should call the experienced DUI attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP. In South Carolina, a person can also be charged with a DUI if they are found to be under the influence of a banned or controlled substance.  However, it is important that you know your rights.  Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 803-548-4444 or toll free at 877-374-5999.

Man Arrested in York County, SC for Stealing Lawn Equipment

A resident of Chester County, SC was arrested on Friday after police report that he stole lawnmowers and other yard equipment throughout Chester and York counties.  According to police, the man was charged with three counts of grand larceny, and he is being held at the Chester County Detention Center.

Officers were called to a grading company after the owner reported that a lawnmower had been stolen.  The surveillance video pictured someone driving a dark-colored Chevrolet Tahoe, and it matched the description of the same car driven by someone who stole a trailer from a business about a week earlier according to the police report.

The man admitted to stealing the trailer and lawnmower, and York County officials found other stolen items on the man’s property.

If you have been charged with a crime in York County, or anywhere in South Carolina, call the law offices of Reeves Aiken & Hightower for a full understanding of your rights.  You can call our York County office at 803-548-4444, or Toll Free at 877-374-5999 for a one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Man Throws Beer Can at Wife’s Lover

A man and his wife were arrested Saturday after a dispute arose because he caught her engaging in sexual activity with her female lover.  As a result the man launched an unopened beer can at the “lover,” whereupon the wife poked her husband in the eye.

The man was charged with third-degree assault and battery, and his wife was charged with criminal domestic violence according to York County Sheriff Deputies.  The report states that everyone involved had been drinking all day.  The wife’s “friend” also corroborated the story by stating that she received a cut on her top lip from the full beer can that was thrown by the husband after he caught them in the bedroom.

Unfortunately things can get out of hand when people have been consuming alcohol.  If you, or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense or DUI as a result of the consumption of alcohol, call the law offices of Reeves Aiken and Hightower and let us evaluate your case. If you have mitigating circumstances that may lessen your charge, the diligent attorneys at Reeves Aiken and Hightower will find them for you. Call us today at 803-548-4444 or 877-374-5999 toll-free for a one-on-one consultation.

Tractor-Trailer Hauling Dynamite Crashes on I-85

A potentially explosive crash happened Monday morning after a tractor-trailer hauling dynamite overturned on Interstate 85.

According to Randolph County EMS, the crash occurred just after 6:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 at mile marker 111 near Main Street/U.S. Highway 311 near High Point.

The tractor-trailer was carrying ammonium nitrate slurry and blasting caps.

Crews worked to separate the blasting caps from the ammonium nitrate so that the interstate could be cleared for other drivers.

Traffic was initially diverted from both directions of the interstate to Main Street, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation.

The sensitive nature of the situation prompted DOT officials to recommend evacuation of homes and buildings within ½ mile of the intersection of Archdale Road and I-85.  A local elementary school was evacuated upon requests from authorities.

As of 11 a.m. the elements contained in the truck were stable and all ignition sources were eliminated.

Studies conducted in year 2010 reveal that an estimated 276,00 large trucks were involved in motor vehicle crashes.  Of fatalities resulting from those crashes, 76 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 10 percent were nonoccupants, and 14 percent were occupants of the large trucks. Large trucks and commercial vehicles have an inevitable presence on our roads and highways to meet the demands of our society and economy.  So it’s important that all road users learn to share the road.  Stay alert around large trucks and make an effort to stay visible to drivers of these vehicles.  If you are involved in a serious accident with a large truck or tractor-trailer, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free. 

Man Arrested in Lancaster, SC on Gun Related Charges

On October 15, Lancaster, SC Police arrested a man in connection with shooting a man in the leg. Police say the victim was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital; he was treated for his injury, and released. 

 The alleged shooter was driving a burgundy Chevrolet Caprice, which the police say was the same car used in the shooting.  The man was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.  Cocaine was also found in the shooter’s possession, reported police.

 If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime in South Carolina, be aware of your rights and call the Law Offices of Reeves Aiken & Hightower.  We are ready to talk to you in order to launch your criminal defense.  Call our Baxter Village Office at 803-548-4444 or toll free at 877-374-5999.