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Submerged car leads to reckless driving charge

10-13-2011

Submerged car leads to reckless driving charge

A 30 year-old man has been charged with reckless driving after leaving his car partially submerged in marsh near Folly Road and Battery Island Drive.

A resident saw the vehicle slowly sinking into the marsh. Police on the scene called in a recovery team to search for possible passengers trapped inside the car. Finding none, the car was dragged out of the water. Law enforcement tracked down the lessee to a Folly Beach home. A deputy crawled through the window after there was no answer and found the driver asleep in bed.

The man, who is a bartender in downtown Folly Beach, said he worked a 14 hour day and only responded saying he had “enough” to drink the night before. Police charged him with leaving the scene of an accident along with reckless driving.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a reckless driver, contact the Charleston car accident lawyers of the Steinberg Lawfirm by calling 843-720-2800 today.

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