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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...]

Rapper DMX Arrested for DUI – A New Charge for Him

DMX Arrested in SC Again, But This Time the Arrest was for DUI Rapper DMX has had yet another run-in with South Carolina law enforcement – this time, however, he was pulled over for DUI, which is a new twist on his story.In February, the 42-year-old rap artist, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over because he was driving without a license, and local police knew he had a history of that problem. He was arrested in 2011 in a suburb in Phoenix, AZ for driving 102 mph, and he recently finished a stint in prison on probation for … [Read more...]

Race Car Driver Arrested for DUI – While Racing

Bay Area Race Car Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI While on the Track A 64-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI. While this story is not surprising, the catch is that the man is a race car driver who was competing at the Ocean Speedway in Watson,CA.According to reports, Leslie Charles Hunter was competing at the Watsonville Ocean Speedway when the other drivers complained that he was driving recklessly. While drivers do occasionally make these remarks about fellow sober race car drivers, Hunter’s driving was reportedly bad … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Man Lands 11th DUI Arrest

Man from Delaware County, PA Arrested for 11th DUI Two Days After Release from Jail A man from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania has, according to police, landed back in jail on his 11th DUI arrest.James John Duggan, 54 years old, posted $1,000 bail on July 9th, and left Delaware County prison, where he had been incarcerated on DUI charges since March. A mere two days after he left prison, according to reports, he went on a bender and his a motorcyclist.The 31-year-old female victim, who police declined to identify, remains hospitalized with … [Read more...]

Be Careful of DUI and Reckless Driving This July 4th

SC State Troopers Beef Up Enforcement for DUI and Reckless Driving South Carolina law enforcement officials say that they will begin increasing traffic enforcement this Wednesday, July 3rd, in anticipation of a long holiday weekend with higher potential for DUI and reckless driving.Because Independence Day falls on a Thursday this year, many people will likely take Friday off, and have a five day weekend. This means there will be an extra day of travel, high traffic, and also drinking – meaning there could be more DUI and reckless … [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...]

Designated Drivers Also Drink and Drive, Study Shows

New Study Shows 2 out of 5 “Designated Drivers” Also Drink and Drive Researchers from the University of Florida went to a small Florida town to conduct research into how many people drink and drive. They interviewed and breath-tested over 1,000 partiers at a bar, who were mostly white, male, and college-aged.What they discovered was that, in that group, nearly 40% of the so-called designated drivers would not think twice about having a drink or two themselves, leading them to drink and drive.Although the study is far from definitive, … [Read more...]

DUI Leads to Horrifying Crash in North Charleston

Drunk Driver Plows into Car and Bystanders, Arrested on Felony DUI Charges It all started with a small accident on Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston, early on Saturday  morning. No DUI was involved at first.A 911 caller told the dispatcher, “It’s ok, no one’s hurt.”Then, screams - police officers yelled. “We need more units!” a police officer barked into his radio. “Send another EMS. We have another wreck! One firefighter down! Two females down!”Just 15 minutes after the initial fender-bender, a drunk driver swerved around … [Read more...]