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Passenger dies, driver charged with driving under the influence

In some South Carolina cases with allegations of a driver driving under the influence, there is little more than a traffic stop, a law enforcement investigation and an arrest. While these situations can be problematic for the driver with various penalties, they do not reach the level of a felony with another person being injured or killed. When there is a crash and a felony arrest for DUI, the person needs to be aware of the consequences for a conviction and consider immediately contacting a Pawleys Island South Carolina DUI defense attorney.

A car accident led to the death of one man and the driver of the vehicle under arrest on suspicion of felony DUI. The accident happened at around 3:35 a.m. as the vehicle is believed to have crashed into two trees on its passenger side. The passenger was subsequently thrown from the car. The 25-year-old driver also suffered injuries, though they were minor. He was placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI and has been charged with a felony resulting in death as well as reckless vehicular homicide.

Being arrested and facing DUI charges can be a frightening experience. This is especially true after there was an accident and another person was killed. Normally law-abiding citizens often find themselves facing massive fines, jail time and other punishments after a DUI incident. It can affect their lives in myriad ways and change it forever. These cases will have a variety of different aspects depending on the specific situation. Having legal assistance that understands everything from law enforcement protocol to breath tests and other methods of gathering evidence can potentially make a big difference.

In this accident, a man died and the driver of the vehicle he was riding in was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI. A driver in this kind of situation must make sure that he protects himself. There are many ways to formulate a strong DUI defense and the first step a person in this position can take is to contact an attorney.

Source: postandcourier.com, "Driver is charged with felony DUI after passenger is ejected in fatal wreck," Michael Majchrowicz, June 4, 2017

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