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Sheriff Resigns After DWI Crash Involving Injury

Sheriff Resigns After DWI Crash Involving Injury

After a flurry of controversy and personal soul searching, Berkley County Sheriff, Wayne DeWitt has tendered his resignation.  This move comes following his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and his part in an accident involving a 21-year-old driver that Dewitt hit.   South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley has accepted Dewitt’s resignation.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that Dewitt had been driving his Ford pickup truck when he crashed into the back of another vehicle.  The accident occurred at the intersection of Red Bank Road and Henry Brown Boulevard.   According to investigators, Dewitt left the scene of the crash.

Law enforcement officers later found Dewitt’s truck around on Bankton Circle at approximately 5:50 a.m.  It was determined by investigators with the Highway Patrol that Dewitt had been driving under the influence at the time of the crash and he was placed under arrest.

No matter who you are or your position in society, driving while under the influence of alcohol is against the law in all 50 U.S. States. If you or a loved one has been injured or worse in an accident that was caused by someone else’s actions or negligence, you deserve compensation. At Howell & Christmas, we can help you get the kind of compensation you deserve and to hold those who are responsible accountable for their actions.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Howell & Christmas have more than three decades of combined legal experience and expertise in the South Carolina courts. We can help you to get every dollar you deserve and help you recover any damages for injuries suffered as the result of someone else’s negligence.  Call us today for a free consultation.

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