Police: Driver Admitted to Drinking 8-10 Beers Before Crash on US-78
A man whose licensed was already suspended for DUI was arrested for a second time on drunk driving charges following a crash that left another motorist severely injured on Highway 78 on October 9.
Rovlison Rolando Rivera-Hernandez was arrested following the crash last Wednesday night. Police say that Rivera-Hernandez told police that he had drank 8-10 beers before driving that night.
According to the police, Rivera-Hernandez was driving on Highway 78 that night and crossed over a concrete median, colliding head-on with another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle was entrapped and was severely injured, according to a report.
Rivera-Hernandez was given a $100,000 surety bond for felony DUI with great bodily injury and a $2,199 bond for driving under suspension.
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Legal Options For People Injured by Drunk Drivers in South Carolina
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and helps them secure the financial compensation they deserve. Here are some thoughts from Brian on the legal rights of those who have been hit by drunk drivers in South Carolina:
Getting hit by a drunk driver can leave the victim with many personal and financial difficulties. That’s why it’s important that these victims are aware of their options for financial compensation.
In South Carolina and many other states, people who have been injured by drunk drivers may have the option to file two different types of lawsuits – a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver, and a dram shop lawsuit against the alcohol vendor that served the drunk driver before the crash.
South Carolina has established dram shop liability through a few state Supreme Court decisions. In order to hold an alcohol vendor liable for injuries suffered in a drunk driving crash, it must be established that the vendor served alcohol to someone who was either visibly intoxicated or under 21 years of age, and that this intoxication played a role in causing the injuries suffered.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a crash with a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal options by discussing your case with an experienced drunk driving injury victims lawyer.
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