Driver charged with a felony after deadly DUI crash. A man involved in a deadly DUI crash that took place nearly two weeks ago has been charged with felony. The accident took place when the driver of a Ford Explorer suddenly corrected the direction of the vehicle. The sudden over-correction caused the vehicle to overturn, resulting in serious injuries for the driver and the passenger next to him.
The driver has been identified as Jason Scott Holbrooks who was driving a Ford Explorer at the time of the accident. He was accompanied by one passenger, Crystal Gail Holbrooks, who was sitting on the front seat beside him.
The Explorer was heading east on the US-76 highway and was close to Westminster when the crash happened. It took place at around 7 p.m. Jason Scoot Holbrooks, the driver, was driving under the influence. The vehicle slightly veered off the road to the right. It was the driver’s sudden correction that caused the vehicle to overturn.
Both the driver and the passenger were not wearing seatbelts at the time. Both were ejected as a result of the crash. The passenger, Crystal Holbrooks, died on the scene from the serious injuries incurred from the crash. Jason Holbrooks was also seriously injured and rushed to the Greeville Memorial Hospital by helicopter. He has since recovered from his injuries.
Multiple charges have been brought up by the troopers of South Carolina Highway Patrol. These include felony charges for driving under the influence and causing a fatal accident. Other charges also include driving under suspension third offense.
For DUI felony resulting in death, the penalty in the state of South Carolina is a jail sentence of 1 to 25 years. The driver in this case may also be fined between $10,000 and $25,000. In addition, a court may impose a lifetime license suspension given the charge of driving under suspension.
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