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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...]

College of Charleston Freshman Killed in Felony DUI Accident

CofC Frat Freshman Killed in Drunk Driving Accident, Driver Arrested on Felony DUI Charges On Friday, September 6th, five fraternity friends got into an SUV for a ride to Virginia for a college football game. Unfortunately, the road trip ended in tragedy when the SUV overturned and one passenger was killed. The driver has been arrested on felony DUI charges.Franklin Barker West, 18, of Alexandria, Virginia, was a freshman at the College of Charleston and recent pledge at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He reportedly died from blunt-force … [Read more...]

YouTube Felony DUI Confession Leads to Charges

Man Confessed to Felony DUI in YouTube Video, Charged with Two Counts A young driver who confessed that his drunk driving killed a man has now received two felony DUI charges.A grand jury in Franklin, Ohio indicted Matthew Cordle on Monday, September 9th, on felony DUI charges including aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The felony DUI charges come more than two months after the incident occurred.The 22-year-old video confession has been watched on YouTube more than 1.2 million … [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...]