College Student Charged With Felony DUI After Fatal Incident

College Student Charged With Felony DUI After Fatal Incident

sean astonSean Aston, a 21 year-old senior at the University of South Carolina was charged with felony DUI after a fatal DUI accident on September 2, 2013. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Aston was driving north on Highway 71 at approximately 7 p.m. in Branchville, when he crossed the center line and struck 2 motorcyclists head on. Aston has been charged with one count of second-offense driving under suspension and two counts of felony DUI with his bond set at $15,000 for each count of felony DUI and $1,270 for the DUS charge.

Mary Catherine Green, 50 and Francis Wright Smith, 43, were both killed as a result of blunt force trauma. Aston was taken to the Regional Medical Center following the accident while his passenger was not injured. Aston’s attorney told the judge that his client is working hard to get an education, currently holds two jobs to help pay for school. However, S.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. William Rogan Jr. informed the judge of Aston’s criminal background prior to the felony DUI arrest which includes other alcohol related charges, failure to appear in court and a charge for possession of marijuana. Mary Green’s partner, Don Reed told the judge after hearing Aston’s criminal background that Aston is obviously someone who “cannot make good decisions” and that “The court has a right to keep him out of society“.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact an experienced and skilled South Carolina DUI attorney for legal assistance.

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