Dui driver causes multiple car crash, Stephen Dale Shrum (49), of Edgemoor, was arrested and charged with a felony DUI and child endangerment after he caused a collision of four vehicles on Sunday night.
The accident occurred on U.S. 21 between York County Line and Fort Lawn.
Shrum is charged with felony driving under the influence and causing a great bodily injury (one of the people involved in the accident was seriously hurt).
A total of ten people in four vehicles were involved in the car accident that occurred on Sunday, early in the evening, around 6:30 p.m.
Shrum was transporting a juvenile in his car at the time of the accident.
For now, there is no information about the extent of the injuries to all the people involved in the collision.
Shrum was driving south on U.S. 21 in a 2006 truck when he tried to pass two other vehicles (also traveling south). He crashed directly into the vehicle in front of his.
A sedan that was driving north on U.S. 21 hit one of the vehicles that Shrum was trying to pass. The crash occurred near the Catawba River in eastern Chester County.
The collision is still under investigation.
South Carolina driving laws defines great bodily injuries as creating a “substantial risk of death”; it also defines it as severe and permanent disfigurements, impairment, or protracted loss of function of any bodily organ or member.
Convictions for felonies such as DUI resulting in great bodily injury bring up to fifteen years behind bars, under South Carolina law. Convictions for child endangerment bring even more years (usually as half as the sentence of the DUI).
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