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South Carolina Woman Charged With Felony DUI in Myrtle Beach

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Police have arrested and charged a woman they say caused a fatal crash in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on October 23. 

A Myrtle Beach SC police report stated taht a 58 year old woman has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death, and felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury. These charges stem from a fatal wreck Sunday night in Myrtle Beach at Highway 17 Bypass near Pine Island Road.

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A BAC of as little as .05 increase accident risks, according to reviews of traffic accident reports done for the NHTSA.

One person in the other car died and several others were taken to the hospital.

Police stated that two cars struck each other in the intersection at 8:15 PM. The suspected drunk driver was going north on Highway 17, ignored a red light and slammed into the passenger side of a car turning left onto Pine Island Road.

The police stated that the woman in the passenger seat died and the person in the right rear seat was seriously hurt as well.

Police said the deceased was a 22 year old woman who died at the scene.

The suspected DUI driver told police that she has consumed four rum and cokes at a nearby bar.

Our View

Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys wish the scourge of drunk driving would disappear from our roads forever. While that probably will not happen, one thing we can do to achieve a small measure of justice for the victims of drunk drivers and their families is to sue the drunk driver for damages.

We regularly file personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits against drunk drivers. Not only do drunk drivers have to serve jail time; they also have to pay large sums in settlements and judgments to those injured as well as their families.

One of our personal injury attorneys obtained a $3.5 million jury verdict in a Virginia Beach drunk driving case in 2015. Hopefully, this large personal injury verdict will warn other drivers to sleep it off before they attempt to drive.