A Heath Springs, S.C. man was driving his SUV down the 1600 block of Camp Creek Road in Lancaster County last December when he struck a tree killing one and injuring another passenger who was air-lifted to Charlotte.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol charged the driver with possession of a controlled substance and Felony DUI after the fatal crash.  It was reported by Police that the man swerved his vehicle to the right overcorrecting to the left striking a tree.

A person will be charged with a Felony DUI if the following factors are present: (1) driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both; (2) if, while operating the vehicle under the influence, the person causes great bodily injury or death; (3) to a person other than himself (this includes a passenger, pedestrian, and/or another driver).

If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI or Felony DUI in Lancaster, SC or anywhere else in South Carolina please contact one of our lawyers directly at 803-548-4444, toll free at 877-374-5999, or at this link, and let us start building your best DUI defense. Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP.