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Posts tagged "accident"

South Carolina crash involving semi injures 2, DUI suspected

A 29-year-old West Ashley man faces drunk driving charges after a hit-and-run accident on March 25. The accident occurred before 2 a.m. at Savannah Highway when the man drove a Kia Forte south until attempting to turn left into oncoming traffic at Arlington Drive.

Driver in South Carolina accident faces DUI charges

A 50-year-old Williamston man was the only person injured in a wrong-way collision on March 3. The accident occurred at approximately 4 a.m. in Greer on I-85 as he struck a southbound tractor trailer while driving north in the southbound lane. The southbound lanes were closed for approximately one hour because of the accident.

Alleged drunk driver steals truck, crashes into bar

A 26-year-old South Carolina man is facing larceny and property damage charges after allegedly stealing a truck from a bar parking lot, crashing it into the establishment and fleeing the scene on Jan. 17. The incident happened at Easy's Bar & Grill in Galivants Ferry off Highway 101 near Aynor.

Bluffton pediatrician charged with DUI and child endangerment

A Bluffton pediatrician faces three charges of DUI, child endangerment and having open containers of beer and liquor in his vehicle. The 45-year-old was traveling with his daughter in the passenger seat of his pickup truck on Dec. 13. An officer approached the truck, which was stopped on a green light at a Charleston intersection, an allegedly found the physician asleep at the wheel.

Felony charges in fatal South Carolina accident

A 32-year-old South Carolina man is facing a number of serious charges related to driving under the influence following a fatal accident. Sources indicate that the accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on Dec. 22. According to reports, the accused was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer southbound on Red Bluff Road. South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers say that he crossed the center line and collided with a northbound Jeep Cherokee.

Man charged with DUI after allegedly hitting mailboxes

A South Carolina man faces numerous charges after an alleged drunk driving incident on Nov. 30. According to authorities, a police officer noticed the 43-year-old accused man crossing the center line of a road in Kershaw County. Police say they then tried to stop the man, but he allegedly refused to comply with their request, initiating a chase through several residential areas.

Former CCU quarterback facing DUI charge

A South Carolina football player was accused of driving drunk after police allegedly found him sleeping in a drive-thru on Nov. 23. Police say Tyler Thigpen, a former quarterback for the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers, was found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle while parked in the drive-thru of a Wendy's restaurant in Myrtle Beach. He was ultimately charged for DUI.

South Carolina assistant coach charged with DUI after fatal crash

A 24-year-old South Carolina man is facing a felony DUI resulting in death charge, and authorities say he will be charged with several more counts following the Nov. 8 fatal accident. The man, an Anderson University assistant baseball coach, was driving his Ford pickup on Williamston Road in front of the university's new dormitory when he crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a Nissan Altima.