A man has pleaded guilty of the charge of felony DUI in connection with a crash that happened in 2010 that resulted in the death of a moped rider in West Ashley. Stanley Scott Geer, 45, of Charleston, was accused of being drunk while driving his Ford Explorer and striking Christopher McRae Torella about on Nov. 12, 2010 on Glenn McConnell Parkway near Bees Ferry Road. Torella died of blunt force injuries.
Geer did not have a criminal record prior to the fatal accident. However, authorities indicate that Geer had run up a bar tab of $121 on the night accident. He was charged with a felony DUI. A hearing is underway to determine what sentence will be imposed on Geer.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in the United States. You lessen your chances of getting into a major car accident by not drinking and driving. If you know you are going somewhere you will be consuming alcoholic beverages, be sure to have a designated driver. If this is not possible, then wait until you are completely sober again before getting back on the road.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a DUI driver, give Howell Law a call. Medical costs, long term care and the tragic loss of live in a DUI accident can be devastating. We are on your side and we are here to help. Before you sign any document with an insurance company or other party in connection with your personal injury accident, have the good advice of solid legal counsel.
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