Four people were recently injured in a wreck in South Carolina. The driver believed responsible -- a 29-year-old woman -- is among the injured. As police believe that impairment was a factor in this case, this individual is now facing felony DUI and child endangerment charges.
In the evening of Tuesday, July 4, the accused was operating her SUV on Wando Park Boulevard in Mount Pleasant when, at approximately 6:30 p.m., she crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle head-on. The driver and a passenger in the impacted car suffered serious injuries in the wreck. They were transported to an area hospital for care.
The accused and a child in her car also suffered injuries in the crash and both were transported to a medical center for treatment. The current condition of the child is unknown. The accused was arrested and booked into jail shortly after being released from the hospital. She has since been freed on bond.
According to reports, the accused supposedly admitted to driving after drinking several beers. Police were unable to perform a Breathalyzer test to check for impairment, however. Instead, blood was drawn at the hospital hours after the incident occurred. The results of that test were not reported.
There is a lot on the line in this case. Felony DUI and child endangerment charges are not anything to take lightly, as the state of South Carolina certainly will not. With legal assistance, the accused may question the evidence offered against her, which could help her as she works to fight for the best outcome possible.
Source: abcnews4.com, "Woman charged with felony DUI, child endangerment after head-on Mount Pleasant wreck", July 5, 2017