A SC Man Dies After His Four-Wheeler Collided with a Deer

A man from Union County was killed after the Four-wheeler he was riding on collided with a deer on a rural back road.

According to the  South Carolina Highway Patrol the victim of the accident was only 38-years-old at the time of injury. He was on a dirt road near his home, when a deer sprung out from the woods and ran straight into his All Terrain Vehicle.

The troopers sadly reported that the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was moreover thrown off the four-wheeler, causing serious and life-threatening injuries.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he was unfortunately pronounced dead after just a few short hours.

Four-wheelers can be extremely dangerous vehicle, especially when someone is not wearing a helmet. In fact, pursuant to state law, a person must be the age of 16 or older, and have a current driver’s license in order to operate one of these vehicles.

If you, or someone you know has been seriously injured, or wrongfully killed by an ATV, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999.

Richland County Police Taken on High Speed Chase Before Arresting a Man for DUI

A Richland County, South Carolina man was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase last Friday morning, ultimately crashing into another vehicle.  The 31-Blog-Handcuff and Jeansyear-old man was charged with DUI, disregard of a traffic control device, and failure to stop for blue lights.  Thereafter, he was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department reported that deputies attempted to make a traffic stop for an intoxicated driver at Two Notch Road, and thereafter the man sped away in the vehicle he was driving.  He led police on a chase and eventually collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Farrow and Wilkes Roads.  The driver of the victim vehicle was taken to the Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital with injuries.

If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI, or Felony DUI in the state of South Carolina, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP.  For a confidential consultation, contact us at our Baxter Village office located in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.

SC House of Representatives Member Arrested for DUI Twice in a Year

A South Carolina State Representative has been arrested for a DUI charge not quite a year after a previous charge of DUI was issued to him.  The man was arrested onBlog- Handcuffs and Suit the grounds of the South Carolina State House, according to police reports.  Further, it was reported that the man was brought into jail around 1:00 a.m.  He was picked up earlier in the night when officers saw him stumbling around the House grounds, and thereafter they followed him to his car, which was parked in the state House garage.  When the man began to drive, he couldn’t drive a straight line and struck a cone while in the garage. When the officer approached the car, the man allegedly smelled of alcohol; and, when he was asked to perform field sobriety tests, he is reported to have declined to comply.

This is not the first time the Representative has been in hot water with regards to driving under the influence of alcohol.  In May of last year, he was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving, speeding, and illegal possession of a pistol.  Further, a 21-year-old female was in his car at the time of arrest; however, he and the young student stated that he had only met her at a local bar and was “giving her a ride home.”  While the DUI charge was eventually dropped, this did not occur before he was forced to drop out of the Democratic primary in order to spend time with his family, and confer with his pastor.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in the state of South Carolina, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP for a confidential consultation.  You can reach our Baxter Village office in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.  Visit our website here.


Police Find Weapons in a Car After it Smashed into a Tree in Rock Hill

A man, who told police that he was home from college, spent the evening in jail after authorities found several knives, brass knuckles, and a machete in his car.  This Blog-Drug Chargesincident occurred around 10:00 a.m., when police stopped a silver Honda Civic on Dave Lyle Boulevard after it ran off the road and struck a tree.  The 19-year-old driver attempted to reach the drivers door pocket before police ordered him out of the car.  He was then detained in handcuffs, and when police explored the vehicle, they noticed the smell of marijuana.

The young man told police that there was  a marijuana pipe and a grinder in the car; and further, after searching the car, they also located three types of knives, a package of rolling papers, five pieces of chemistry glassware with a makeshift hose and Keck clips in the truck, a set of brass knuckles and a marijuana smoking device.  A 10-inch machete was also found in the trunk, according to the report.

The 19-year-old told the officers that he used the glassware to make a Hookah for marijuana smoking use, and he said that the weapons were in the car because he recently returned home from college in Charleston, and he always keeps weapons in his car while in Charleston.  He is being charged with simple possession of marijuana, and unlawfully carrying weapons.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in South Carolina or North Carolina, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP.  You can reach our North Carolina office by calling 704-499-9000, and our South Carolina office at 803-548-4444.

Woman Bites the Thumb of her Child’s Paternal Grandmother

Police report that a Rock Hill, South Carolina woman fought with her child’s paternal grandmother, and thereafter bit the woman’s thumb and threw a cup of winecred05 at her.  The police were sent to Piedmont Medical Center’s emergency room, where they spoke with a 42-year-old woman who said that the argument between her and the 23-year-old woman escalated into a fight when she pushed the younger woman away.  However, with her hands so close to the younger woman’s face, the younger woman seized the opportunity to grab a thumb with her teeth.   Thereafter, the daughter threw a cup of wine at the grandmother.

According to the report, the grandmother went to the hospital because her thumb would not stop bleeding.  As the police prepared to arrest the alleged aggressor, dispatch notified them that the younger woman had arrived at the police station to file a complaint on the older woman.  One of the deputies took her report; however, she was still placed under arrest for assault.  She refused to go with the police because, as she claims, she called the police first; and when the police sergeant grabbed her arm to escort her to booking, she pulled away shouting profanities.

Police were eventually able to control her by placing her against the wall cuffing her.  She is being charged with third-degree assault and battery, and resisting arrest.  The assault charge was dropped after the victim called back two hours later stating that the assault happened in another location.  However, the resisting charge still stands.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP for a private consultation.  You can reach our Charlotte, North Carolina office at 704-499-9000, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.  Further, South Carolina charges can be handled at our Baxter Village office located in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444.