A Major in the Mount Pleasant Police Department was recently charged with a DUI after he wrecked his Jeep on the Island. Lucky for the officer, this was only a single-car accident collision, and no one involved was injured.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety takes pride in the amount of lives they save by being one of the highest counties to charge and arrest drunk drivers with DUIs.
In the State of South Carolina, there was a total of 116 people that were killed on the streets and highways of in 2011. Last year, around the same period, there were only 123 deaths, only 7 more than the year before, which is an incredible record to hold.
In the case at hand, the Mount Pleasant officer was released on a unique type of bond called a “personal recognizance bond,” for less than $1000. This is a different bond or payment then that of the typical “bail or security bond.” It is one that the officer was allowed to pay for consideration of his promise that he would appear at all future court dates.
As stated before, thankfully no one was injured when this particular officer was driving while intoxicated. No Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) was released in reference to the officer.
However this is sadly not the case all the time. When someone impaired drives a vehicle and costs you the life of someone you love, you have many options, including wrongful death actions. If you have been put in this heart wrenching situation, contact the law offices of Reeves, Akkin, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 for information on your options.