A Rock Hill resident has just been arrested for slamming his car into a 66-year-old woman’s vehicle, and then right into a building, causing over $10,000 worth of damages to the building alone.
The Rock Hill Police Department reported that the 51-year-old defendant was extremely intoxicated at the time of incident. His BAC level was almost three times the legal limit at an astonishing 0.21.
Apparently the defendant was driving near East Main Street and Firetower Road around 3:00 p.m., when the defendant lost control of his black work van, and barrelled into an elderly woman’s car. The man then kept driving after impact, only to slam into The Resident Services Building on East Main.
The Resident Services building has serious damage, and the defendant’s van blew a tire during the collision.
He tried to leave the scene of the accident, when the police finally caught up with him. The defendant immediately exercised his right to refuse the field sobriety tests the officers attempted to administer, but then later blew a .021 in the breathalyzer at the station.
The legal limit in South Carolina is .08, nearly three times less then what the defendant was driving with. He even reported to the police that he had 12 beers at lunch, along with “a bunch of chicken wings.”
His has thus been charged with driving while intoxicated, and leaving the scene of an accident. Moreover, he caused a total of $12,000 worth of damages by the time the day was over.
If you, or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in York County, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll -free at 877-374-5999 for more information.
A Rock Hill man has fled from Winthrop University police after crashing his vehicle into a flower bed just after midnight. Before the incident, police observed the car swerve in and out of lanes near Cherry Road, and after the officers signaled their blue lights, the driver continued to swerve turning on Lister Street, onto Drake Court, and back onto Lister Street.
The driver continued to speed throughout the streets of Rock Hill, eventually running off the road, colliding with a curb, and demolishing a wood-framed flower bed. The offender was reported to have been slurring his speech with blood-shot eyes; the telltale signs of a drunk driver. Further, when the man was brought to the police station, a penny was found in his mouth, which is typically used to elude a breath-test.
The man is being charged with driving under the influence, failure to stop for a blue light, driving under suspension, and resisting arrest. So, if you or a loved one has been charged with DWI, or a drinking related charge, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP for a confidential consultation. You can reach our Charlotte office at 704-499-9000. Also, people charged in South Carolina may call us at our Baxter Village office in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.
A Rock Hill liquor store owner was awaken Saturday night by a phone call from the police; only to inform him that his security alarm had been set off.
The owner purchased the store 8 years ago, and has been running it ever since.
By the time the owner made it to his store, the police were already on the scene. Bystanders and employees alike were all staring at the outside of the building, where a vehicle had been driven right into the wall.
Apparently, about 3 feet of the store’s cinder-block wall had been pushed inward; creating massive amounts of damage for both the building and its inventory.
According to the police reports, the driver backed his black SUV into the Liquor store after leaving the Saloon across the street. The time of accident was slightly after 11:00 p.m.
After obtaining the surveillance video from the owner, the police determined that the large vehicle was slowly backing towards the store right before 11:00, when out of no where the driver accelerated the vehicle, slamming it into the side wall.
Not only was the cinder-block wall destroyed, but also layers of glass and plaster protecting the inventory was knocked out, breaking numerous liquor bottles.
The police were unable to read the tag on the vehicle via the surveillance video.
The car’s tag can’t be read from the surveillance video.
It has been estimated that over $3,000 worth of damage was done to the store alone. Additional damages are still being tallied as to the merchandise.
A patron of the bar across the street has given the name of the alleged defendant to the owner. The owner now plans to contact the defendant and discuss payment options to restore his building.
No evidence suggests that anyone was injured from the car accident; except perhaps Mr. Captain Morgan.
If you, or someone you know has been involved in a serious car accident where alcohol was involved, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 today.
A 57-year-old Richland County, South Carolina man has died from injuries after a collision with a tractor-trailer. The man died around 1:20 p.m. after being brought to Palmetto Health Richland hospital after being injured in a wreck that occurred on Bluff Road around 11:50 a.m., according to the Highway Department.
The man was driving his truck west when he swerved to avoid traffic, crossed the center line where his vehicle ultimately struck in the right rear by a Kenworth tractor trailer. After the collision, the truck struck a ditch, and the driver, who was allegedly not wearing his seatbelt, was taken to the hospital. He died a few hours later.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP. You can contact our Baxter Village office in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.
A man was killed in a single-car accident on Saturday, March, 2; and, another early-morning car accident resulted in power outages and a
gas leak. The first man who was killed died after a wreck on Farrow Road at about 4:00 a.m. His vehicle flew from the road at an excessive speed, broke through a utility pole, and ran into a tree. He died at the scene.
The second accident, which occurred on the other side of town, resulted in a 47-year-old man striking a power line cable and a gas line causing power outages in the area, according to the Columbia Police Department. The roads were closed while the repairs were made, and the man was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license, and operating an uninsured vehicle.
Generally drivers who occupy the roads in the very late evening, or early morning are either working the night shift, visiting someone in the hospital, or unfortunately oftentimes are driving under the influence. It is generally good policy to stay away from the roads, if possible, in the extremely early morning hours. If you happen to be intoxicated, there is an increased likelihood that you will be stopped by the police, and if you are not intoxicated, you may be more susceptible to become a victim of a drunken driving accident.
At Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP, we recommend that you never get behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated; also, we recommend to never get in a car where the driver has been drinking. The likelihood of something terrible happening as a result is vastly increased, and you do not want to become part of the increased DUI, and DUI related accident statistics in South Carolina.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, or Felony DUI, we can help you. Call our Baxter Village law office located in Fort Mill, South Carolina at toll-free 877-374-5999. However, in the meantime, be careful on the roads!