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Fatal Crash Leads to Felony DUI Charges in Orangeburg

Orangeburg Man Arrested on Felony DUI Charges After Causing Fatal Crash Early on Saturday, November 2nd, a man suspected of DUI was arrested after causing a crash that killed one person, and injured two more. The driver was arrested on felony DUI charges.According to police reports, just after 1 AM on Saturday, Robert Jennings, 20, was driving west on Riverbank Drive. He attempted to pass another vehicle that was also headed west, but a collision occurred.The driver of the second vehicle was killed, and two passengers were taken to a … [Read more...]

YouTube Confessor Gets 6 ½ Years for Felony DUI

Ohio Man Who Confessed to Felony DUI on YouTube Gets 6 ½ Years in Prison An Ohio judge has sentenced a man who confessed his crime on YouTube to 6 ½ years in prison on felony DUI charges.On Wednesday, October 23rd, Franklin County Judge David Fais sentenced 22-year-old Matthew Cordle, whose YouTube confession to killing a man while driving drunk went viral over the summer, to 6 years for aggravated vehicular homicide, and 6 months for driving under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, by Ohio state felony DUI law, Cordle’s driving … [Read more...]

Illegal Immigrant Sentenced to 15 Years for Felony DUI

Mexican Immigrant Receives 15 Year Sentence for Near Death Collision in Felony DUI Case A man who traveled to South Carolina from Mexico to help support his family has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a felony DUI that now has the victim in constant need of medical support.Santos Gomez, 48, was high on a mix of beer and methamphetamines in September 2012 when he hit Alan Martinez’s vehicle, while going 70 mph the wrong way on I-77.The victim, Alan Martinez, reportedly dropped out of George Washington University in 2001 after … [Read more...]

Man Charged with Felony DUI Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison

Man Who Struck and Killed a DOT Worker While Drunk Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Felony DUI A man who hit and killed a DOT worker while committing his third DUI in December has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.On December 4th, 39-year-old Thomas Stafford from West Columbia was driving down I-20 when he suddenly swerved into 21-year-old Nicholas Johnson of Columbia, a DOT worker. He then pulled over a short distance later on the interstate when his friends indicated he should pull over. They explained what happened to … [Read more...]

Columbia Man Charged with Felony DUI for Motorcyclists’ Deaths

Man Killed Two Motorcyclists on Labor Day, Charged with Felony DUI A Columbia-area man has been arrested on felony DUI charges for killing two motorcyclists in a drunk driving accident that occurred on Labor Day.Reportedly, driver Sean Aston, 21, was driving south on US 21 around 7 PM on Monday, September 2nd, when he crossed the center line and hit two motorcyclists who were riding north on their BMW bikes.The SC Highway Patrol reports that Aston’s 2008 Saturn “struck both motorcycles, killing both riders.”The Orangeburg County … [Read more...]

SC Teen Sentenced in Felony DUI Case

18-Year-Old Sentenced for 2012 Felony DUI A Greer high school student has been sentenced with reckless homicide in a 2012 felony DUI case that killed a 40-year-old man last summer.Daniel Woosley, 18 years old, received a $50,000 bond on Friday, August 16th. He reportedly caused a deadly wreck while he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. As a condition of his bond release, he will have his license revoked for 60 days, and he will be required to wear an ankle monitor and be drug tested.According to the South Carolina Highway … [Read more...]

Plea Deal in Felony DUI Case for South Beach “Party Princess”

Underage Woman Charged with Felony DUI Killing to Take Plea Deal A self-proclaimed “party princess” is slated to appear in court on Wednesday, August 7th, to accept a guilty plea deal in the felony DUI killing of a South Beach chef in January of this year.Twenty-year-old Karlie Tomica is expected to plead guilty to the felony DUI charges, in exchange for four years in prison as a “youthful offender.”Tomica was working as a bartender at the Nikki Beach nightclub at the time. She left work intoxicated, and brutally struck Stefano … [Read more...]

Lexington Man Will Serve 10 Years for DUI That Killed Child

Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for DUI That Killed a Child In the notorious DUI case that killed 6-year-old Emma Longstreet, her murderer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for felony DUI.Billy Patrick Hutto, Jr, 28, pleaded guilty to felony DUI charges, including Felony DUI Causing Death and Felony DUI Causing Great Bodily Harm.The three-vehicle accident occurred on New Year’s Day 2012. The Longstreet family was on their way to church, while Hutto, who had become incredibly intoxicated the night before, was attempting to … [Read more...]

Two Felony DUIs This Week in South Carolina

Man Charged with Felony DUI after Accident Killed a Child Another Richland County traffic accident turned fatal on the evening of Tuesday, June 18th. This brings the total deaths in traffic accidents up to 30 for the year. Unfortunately, this death was due to felony DUI.According to reports from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Justin Johnson of Columbia was driving west on Park Lane Road around 11 PM when his car ran off the side of the road and hit several trees. A 15-month-old boy, whose name has not been released, was … [Read more...]

Driver Arrested for Felony DUI Charges Over Weekend

Driver Arrested Felony DUI Charges After Colliding with Motorcyclist On Saturday night, a driver collided with a northbound motorcyclist on Hazelwood Road. He now faces a host of charges, including felony DUI involving death.Troy Lebrente Wilson, 26, was reportedly heading south on Hazelwood Road when he attempted to turn left, putting his car in the path of an oncoming motorcyclist. After the crash, Wilson drove away.The motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.Police state that … [Read more...]