Jump to Navigation

South Carolina woman facing felony DUI charge

A South Carolina woman is facing criminal charges for her alleged involvement in a crash that killed a bicyclist. The incident reportedly occurred Saturday, April 16, in North Augusta. The driver is believed to have been impaired at the time of the collision. As such, she is facing a felony DUI charge.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating a crash between an automobile and a bicyclist. According to reports, the bicyclist was struck from behind while traveling on Edgefield Highway. The cyclist -- a 60-year-old male -- apparently died at the scene of the crash.

The individual believed responsible for this incident is a woman whose age has not been reported. She was charged with DUI the day after the collision occurred. It is unknown if she is currently being held by authorities or if she has been released. It has also not been reported if court dates have been scheduled regarding this matter.

When impairment is believed to have been a contributing factor in a fatal accident, the laws of South Carolina call for felony criminal charges. In this case, the accused is facing a felony DUI which can carry significant penalties -- including hefty fines and a lengthy prison term. Fighting felony level charges is certainly not an easy task. With legal assistance, however, this individual can receive the help she needs to make informed decisions regarding her case, allowing her to pursue a course of action that will assist her in achieving the best outcome possible for her circumstances.

Source: wrdw.com, "UPDATE| Woman charged with DUI after fatal bicycle accident", April 17, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Watch Our Videos

We have over 30 years of experience in personal injury and criminal law practice.

VerdictsAll Videos

Personal Statement from Mr. Martin

“If you have been charged with a crime or been involved in a serious accident, the attorney you hire may be the most important decision of your life. There is no substitute for experience and commitment.

It is too late after unsatisfactory results to second guess your decision. If you would like to discuss your case, give me a call I’ll be happy to walk through it with you. “

Contact Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

The Law Offices of L. Morgan Martin P.A.
1121 3rd Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: 843-484-0993
Toll Free: 800-506-0311
Fax: 843-248-2842
Map and Directions

Super Lawyers Distinguished   | AV | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell | PeerReviewRated | For Ethical Standard and Legal Ability NACDL 1958 | National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers American Board Of Criminal Lawyers The National Association Trail Lawyers | The Association