The 45-year-old defendant was traveling east on Bay Road, when he rammed his Honda sedan into two pedestrians riding on their bicycles. Afterwards, he left the scene of the crime and sped away.
The defendant was tracked down when eye witnesses reported the type of vehicle that they saw hit the cyclists and then sped away from.
The police were able to take the description of the defendant, in conjunction with the make and model of the vehicle, and tracked the defendant down in his home, where he was subsequently arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Both charges carry serious penalties in South Carolina.
The conditions of the cyclists have not yet been released at the time.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a similar accident, or charged with a DUI, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999.