Police report that a Columbia, South Carolina man was charged with Felony DUI after an accident that left one person dead.  The accident occurred at the corner of Meeting Street and Sunset Boulevard.

According to the Lexington County Coroner’s office, the victim was from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and died from his injuries at the Lexington Medical Center.  Thereafter, the driver was transferred to the detention center where he will face charges.

If you have been involved in a drunken driving accident, it is possible that you face criminal penalties for the situation.  When the accident causes an injury to another party, the punishments become even more severe.  It is likely that the person at fault will be charged with a felony for the incident.  When “great bodily injury” is caused to an individual as a result of a DUI-instigated accident, the felony DUI conviction brings a mandatory 30 days to up to 15 years in prison.  Also, you may be charged with a fine of $5000 to up to $25,000.  Further, if someone dies, the individual charged with DUI will face heightened prison time.

If you or someone you know has placed themselves in the position of being charged with a DUI or Felony DUI, make sure you are adequately represented.  Our staff has a combined 75 years of experience in handling client cases, and we would be happy to help you with your current predicament.  For a consultation, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP at 803-548-4444, or toll free at 877-374-5999.