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Police Said Driver Admits to Drinking Before Flipping Over His Vehicle in a Yard

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Last week a Ring video caught an SUV driving off Murray Drive and flipping into Kevin Siembieda’s family yard in Hanahan. The SUV rolled over four times; the driver was driving with more than 35 miles per hour. Besides the driver, there were three other passengers in the vehicle. One of them was ejected from […]

Felony DUI Charge Brought Against Driver in Fatal Crash

Felony DUI Charge Brought Against Driver in Fatal Crash

A driver who was involved in a fatal crash that led to the death of one person has been charged with felony DUI. The accident took place on Friday, February 28. According to the details released by the authorities, the incident happened on the U.S. 521, also known as the Greeleyville Highway. Drema Durham was […]

DUI Driver Steals and Crashes Patrol Vehicle in Pickens

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Authorities in Greenville County have charged a driver with DUI after the driver stole and then crashed a patrol vehicle belonging to the county. The incident took place in the early hours of this Sunday. Deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office shared details of the incident. According to the deputies, they were notified of […]

Man Charged With DUI and Other Offenses After Police Chase

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A Sumter man has been charged with DUI and a number of other offenses following a 20-minute police chase that resulted in his arrest. The police chase and the consequent arrest took place this Saturday. According to troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Christopher Mickens of Sumter was stopped by a trooper at around […]

Fatal DUI Crash Kills Three-Year-Old, Driver Charged

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A woman involved in a fatal DUI crash that caused the death of a three-year-old has now been charged. She was formally charged last Thursday and remains in custody. The accident itself took place back on January 9 on Highway 66. Heather Grace Boyd, 23, of Loris was driving east on the highway. She lost […]

Fired Over False DUI, Claims May River Band Director

Fired Over False DUI, Claims May River Band Director

The former May River band director, Shelby Ledbetter, was recently fired from her position after a vote by the board of education. Ledbetter had decided to initiate legal proceedings against this decision but now the board has countered that she can’t appeal the firing. The vote over whether or not to fire Ledbetter took place […]

John Bateman Speaks at Florence County Bar

On December 12th John Bateman taught a course of instruction substance Abuse and Mental Health as it pertains to the mental health of the legal profession. The presentation was made to the Florence County Bar as a part of their year-end CLE, and is representative of the Bateman Law Firm’s commitment to the improvement of […]

Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana Common For Millions Of Americans According To CDC

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The CBC has taken the time to do its research concerning marijuana use and driving under the influence. According to its studies, there are millions of Americans driving under the influence of marijuana and this number is continuing to rise. The figure currently sits at approximately 12 million Americans in 2018 with 2.3 million Americans […]

Bateman Attends Rodger Dodd Cross-Examination Seminar

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John Bateman recently attended the Rodger Dodd cross-examination seminar in Indianapolis, Indiana. It’s a two-day seminar scratch that this two-day intensive seminar involved practical examination techniques taught by the legendary cross-examination expert Rodger Dodd and his son Matt.