A 25-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the 200 block of Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. The man, who was from Hattiesburg was a passenger in a vehicle which crashed into another vehicle around 11:30 p.m. The man died from his injuries at Lexington Medical Center. The 24-year-old driver was charged with Felony DUI, and investigation of the wreck will continue.
In South Carolina, Felony DUI requires the person who is being charged to have (1) operated a vehicle under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both; (2) did something else against the law, such as failing to stay in lane, or acted negligently; and (3) 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 Felony DUI, and there is any question as to whether one or more than one of these things is not present, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP. You can reach us at our Baxter Village office located in beautiful Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll free at 877-374-5999.