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Driver charged with felony DUI after crashing into accident scene on Ashley Phosphate

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Felix Garcia-Romero charged with felony DUI Felix Garcia-Romero charged with felony DUI
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -

While on scene of a motor vehicle accident on Ashley Phosphate Rd. early Saturday morning, a firefighter, a Charleston County paramedic and four bystanders were struck by another vehicle that was driven through the scene. 

According to the North Charleston Police Department, Felix Garcia-Romero, 26, was behind the wheel of the second accident.  Garcia-Romero is charged with three counts of felony driving under the influence.

In all, five civilians, the medic and firefighter were transported to area hospitals.  The fire department said the medic was treated and released overnight and the firefighter remains at MUSC. One additional firefighter was assessed and released from MUSC. 

North Charleston firefighters were called to the initial collision at 3940 Ashley Phosphate Rd. to assist with a two vehicle crash at 1:44 a.m.  Upon arrival they assisted Charleston County EMS with patient care.  The call for the second crash occurred at 2:01 a.m. 

Sunday morning a bond court judge issued Garcia-Romero a $300,000 surety bond.

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