SC Sheriff charged in drunk driving accident

A sheriff in Berkeley County was charged on December 28 after being involved in an intoxicated driving accident that resulted in one injury, The Berkeley Independent reported.

Reports said Sheriff Wayne DeWitt was arrested before 6:00 a.m. after Hanahan Police confirmed that his vehicle was involved in a rear-end collision at Henry Brown Boulevard and Redbank Road. The sheriff reportedly left the scene after crashing into the vehicle driven by Robert Gonzalez. DeWitt, who was re-elected last November, was also charged with intoxicated driving after failing a field sobriety test administered to him. The sheriff was temporarily discharged after posting a $10,997 bond and is expected to appear in court on February 11.

The lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, understand that many innocent people in Columbia suffer injuries in accidents caused by drunken drivers. If you believe you have experienced this, remunerations may be won for your fast recovery. Learn more about your legal options by calling (803) 350-9230 today.