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S.C. teacher facing felony DUI for injuring officer in accident

A female high school teacher in North Charleston, S.C. is facing a felony driving while under the influence (DUI) charge after she got involved in an accident that caused injuries to an officer, an article of reported on August 15.

According to reports, Wendy Burnett was subjected to administrative leave with pay after an incident where she struck the vehicle driven by officer Andrew Turner. Information coming from state highway patrol personnel revealed that Turner was addressing a traffic situation when he was struck by his own patrol vehicle that was struck by a vehicle driven by Burnett. A Twitter post of North Charleston revealed that Turner was already released from the hospital. The geometry teacher is currently discharged from custody after setting a bond worth $25,000, and if found guilty she may be imprisoned for 15 years and have to settle $10,100 worth of fines.

Sadly, many families are left devastated when their loved ones are seriously injured in car accidents caused by drunken drivers. However, if you are in such situation, a skilled personal injury lawyer may possibly help you get the financial assistance you need for recovery. Speak with an attorney of the Goings Law Firm, LLC in Columbia today by calling (803) 350-9230 to learn more about your options.

Last Updated : May 10, 2021
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