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The intersection of E. Ashley Ave and 3rd St E in Folly Beach, where a suspected drunk driver struck two pedestrians.

Suspected Drunk Driver Strikes Pedestrians & Flees Scene

Folly Beach Police arrested and charged a woman with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries after her vehicle struck two pedestrians on Monday, July 30. 25-year-old Shaina Keck was sent to Charleston County Detention Center after her arrested with a bond set at $10,992.

The accident happened around 2 a.m. on East Ashley Avenue near E. 3rd St. A witness says they saw a Jeep SUV with no lights on driving down East Ashley. The Jeep passed the witness and he reported hearing a collision shortly after. The witness returned to the scene and found two individuals who were apparently struck by the jeep. The witness drove after the Jeep, stopped the driver five blocks away, and then brought her back to the scene of the accident.

Keck refused to take a breathalyzer test for blood-alcohol content.

Legal Rights of Drunk Driving Injury Victims In South Carolina

Attorney contributor Brian Kent shares some of his thoughts on liability in drunk driving accidents:

In South Carolina, people who have been injured in accidents caused by drunk drivers may have the option to file a personal injury lawsuit. Taking legal action is often necessary in order to recover financial compensation for damages related to the accident, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. South Carolina is one of many states that allows victims to file lawsuits against alcohol vendors if the drunk driver had been served alcohol past the point of being “visibly intoxicated.” This means that victims can recover financial compensation both from the driver and their insurance company, as well as a bar, restaurant, or another establishment that illegally served the driver.

Location of Drunk Driving Accident In Folly Beach

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About Brian Kent

Attorney Contributor:

Brian Kent, Esq. is a partner at Laffey, Bucci & Kent. Brian is nationally recognized as a leading attorney victims' rights lawyer. He has represented numerous clients who have been injured because of criminal actions of another including, sexual abuse cases, hit by drunk driver cases, and negligent security cases.

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