South Carolina State Troopers have detained a woman who they allege hit and killed a man with her vehicle. The 53-year-old woman is being charged with felony DUI involving death. The 26-year-old victim was struck by the vehicle around 10:00 p.m. on Highway 321 near Columbia, South Carolina.
The Dodge Stratus collided with the young man as he was walking along the median along the highway. He was taken to Palmetto Hospital where he died around 3 hours later from the injuries he sustained in the accident. The woman is being detained in Richland County Correctional Facility with a charge of felony DUI.
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI or Felony DUI, the State of South Carolina imposes some serious consequences. Further, if the Felony DUI results in death, this could bring a sentence of up to 25 years if a person is convicted. Therefore, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP if you have a question regarding a pending DUI charge in North or South Carolina. Call us toll-free at 877-374-4444.
A Gastonia motorcyclist is being accused of weaving through traffic on Interstate 77 throughout the morning traffic rush. Troopers chased the motorcyclist, as the helicopter followed over the man. The driver was eventually stopped from dodging traffic, and placed in cuffs by Mooresville Police officers.
The questioning began with the 27-year-old man playing coy. He stated that he didn’t understand why he was being pulled over. However, it was later discovered that the chopper had been behind him the entire time. The man then stated that he was driving with a revoked license, and he now faces several charges including eluding arrest.
The Highway Patrol allegedly seized the man’s bike, and it appears as though it is not likely he is going to get it back. Further, the man was allegedly heading to work when the chase was over. Officers report that this is new for them.
This particular situation is very strange. First, the man stated that he was not aware that he was in a high speed chase, and second, he attempted to show up to work and act as though nothing happened.
Everyone makes mistakes. In this particular situation, the man should have simply pulled his bike over, and accepted the minimal charge he was given. It is a lot easier to deal with a charge that is simply a driving while license is revoked than to deal with an eluding arrest charge on top of that. However, bad decisions happen, and at the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP we can help you with you DUI, Felony DUI, or traffic violation, and help you to the best of our abilities.
For a consultation, call our Charlotte, North Carolina office at 704-499-9000, and we will be pleased to assist you in any way possible.