An 18-year-old Conway, South Carolina teen is being charged with Felony driving under the influence (DUI) after a head on collision with a van. This killed the 52-year-old passenger, and injured others.
Police report that an SUV, driven by the defendant, crossed the grass median of U.S. Highway 17 and collided with a van that was carrying six people. Both vehicles overturned in the crash. The man who was killed was not wearing a seat-belt.
The driver is being charged with two counts of felony driving under the influence, one for death and the other for great bodily injury. Everyone in the van was taken to the local hospital.
A felony DUI charge in South Carolina requires that the person be proven to have: Operated a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol or both; and, did something else against the law, whether traffic law or duties imposed by the court, for example, failed to maintain lane or acted negligently; and, proximately causes great bodily injury or death to a person other than himself, including passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists.
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI or Felony DUI, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP. For a consultation call our Fort Mill, South Carolina office at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.