Driver Under Influence Crashes Car into House Injuring Two
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A man too impaired to drive slammed his car into an Orangeburg County apartment building and injured two of the people who lived there, according to an article appearing in The Times and Democrat. The crash sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries. The current medical condition of the two injured people is not known at this time. Law enforcement officers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested the 40-year-old Orangeburg man who was driving the vehicle and lodged numerous criminal charges against him. *
The 40-year-old driver accused of drunk driving somehow managed to leave the roadway and crash into an apartment building. The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigators were trying to determine why the man drove off of the road. Highway Patrol received the emergency call around just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Upon arriving, the highway patrol officers found a car protruding from the apartment building located on King’s Road and a short distance away from the intersection with Nance Street.
The two people residing in the apartment were badly hurt. EMS medics transported the two injured residents to the Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment. EMS also sent the driver to the Medical Center as well.
The litany of charges issued by the law enforcement personnel assigned to investigate the crash gives a good indication as to the seriousness of the incident and the extent of the injuries the two people injured in the crash sustained. The highway patrol charged the drunk driver with two felony counts of causing great bodily injury while driving under the influence. The man will also face charges of third-offense driving without a license and a violation for driving an uninsured vehicle, in addition to the DUI charges.
The Times and Democrat did not say if the two injured victims were released from the Regional Medical Center.
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