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Man alleged to be driving under the influence crashes with deputy

Being charged with driving under the influence in South Carolina often involves a traffic stop made by law enforcement. In some cases, it involves a crash. Regardless of the situation, it can be essential that a driver who is charged with DUI formulate a defense. A Pawleys Island South Carolina DUI defense attorney is experienced in a wide range of cases to help with crafting that defense.

A head-on collision between an alleged drunk driver and a deputy has led to DUI charges. The driver, a 55-year-old man, was heading south on the roadway at around 11 p.m. when he is said to have crossed the center line and hit the deputy's vehicle. The sheriff stated that the alleged drunk driver suffered critical injuries and was flown to the hospital where he was last reported to be in the intensive care unit. The deputy was treated at the hospital and released.

According to the investigation, both vehicles were going around 55 mph at the time of the crash. When the man is released from the hospital, he will face numerous charges including second degree DUI, possession of marijuana, violating the alcoholic beverage control act due to the marijuana and an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

Charges related to drunk driving can be significant and have a profoundly negative affect on a person's life. With a conviction, they might end up in jail, be obligated to pay substantial fines, lose their driving privileges and face a host of other consequences. With an accident involving and injuries or death, there is a stigma linked to DUI charges. Even with that, the person who was arrested has the right to a fair trial. The entire situation must be examined from top to bottom from the perspective of the person who was charged. For help, a drunk driving lawyer can be imperative and very often is the first call that a person charged with DUI and associated allegations should make.

Source: abccolumbia.com, "KCSO deputy hit in head-on collision, driver will face charges," Kimberlei Davis, May 15, 2017

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