A South Carolina judge recently revoked the bond of a driver who was found driving while impaired for the second time within a few months. Reportedly, the driver was on bond after being arrested for allegedly driving away from an accident that he caused. It was further alleged that he was driving under the influence at the time of that accident.
In August, the 64-year-old Hilton Head Island resident allegedly caused the death of a 66-year-old man. The victim was stuck while he was cycling on the island. After the driver was located, he was charged with DUI-related felony charges. He was released on a bond of $50,000.
However, the same man was arrested for a second time on a recent Wednesday afternoon. The prosecutors claimed that this man’s negligence presents a danger to the resort island community. His legal counsel contends his client would not have been in this situation had he been able to get medical treatment at a rehabilitation center after his previous arrest. He has apparently failed to gain admittance to such a facility.
Any South Carolina driver who is facing charges of driving under the influence may find comfort in learning that such allegations can be challenged. With the support and guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, a positive outcome may be achieved. No conviction can be obtained until the prosecution has proved the accused driver’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A lawyer can advocate on behalf of the defendant, and this may tip the scales of justice in favor of the alleged drunk driver.
Source: islandpacket.com, “Bond revoked for man charged with DUI after hit-and-run”, Sept. 30, 2016