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DUI

  • A wrongful death lawsuit accuses several establishments of overserving the alleged drunk driver who police say slammed into newlyweds riding along a South Carolina beach road in a crash that killed the bride. The complaint alleges four bars gave "copious amounts of alcohol" to a "visibly intoxicated" woman before she drove 40 miles over the speed limit into the golf cart carrying the couple away from their wedding reception. The wreck killed Samantha Miller, 34, and injured the groom, Aric Hutchinson, and two other passengers.
  • Authorities say a bride leaving her wedding reception was killed when a woman driving under the influence and well over twice the speed limit slammed into the back of a golf cart on a South Carolina beach road. Folly Beach investigators say data retrieved from Jamie Lee Komoroski's rental car indicated she was driving 65 mph and only briefly hit the brakes before she hit the golf cart around 10 p.m. Friday. Authorities say 34-year-old Samantha Miller of Charlotte, North Carolina, died in the wreck. Three others in the golf cart that was being driven legally were injured.
  • An arrest warrant states that marijuana was involved in a deadly South Carolina crash in which a former "American Idol" contestant has been charged with driving under the influence. Authorities say 17-year-old Caleb Kennedy ran over a man with his pickup truck Tuesday after driving up a residential driveway in Spartanburg County. A prosecutor said in court Wednesday that Kennedy told deputies after the crash that he had taken a "deep draw" from a vaping device and felt its effects while driving. Kennedy's lawyer called it a "terrible accident" and said no alcohol was involved. The warrant is the first indication that marijuana is part of the prosecution's felony charge.