A Spartanburg, South Carolina man has been charged with Felony DUI after leaving the scene of a collision.  He collided with a 12-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk; the boy suffered a broken leg.

The accident took place near the corner of North Forrest Street and St. John Street in the morning on February 13th.  Witnesses’ report that sparks from the boy’s bicycle could be seen as the man was pulling his car from the scene.   He is being charged with Felony DUI with great bodily injury which is punishable of up to 15 years in prison.  “Great Bodily Injury” is defined as “bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of a function of any bodily member or organ.”

Therefore, the man, as a result of his actions while under the influence, faces charges that are much more serious than a DUI.  He is now being charged with a felony.  If you or a loved one is being charged with DUI, or felony DUI contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP.  Call our Baxter Village office in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll free at 877-374-5999.