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Driver in Highway 61 fatal accident charged with felony DUI

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Sidney E. Son Jr. of Summerville, was charged while in the hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident. Sidney E. Son Jr. of Summerville, was charged while in the hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -

The driver of the Saturn SUV that struck and killed Dwight Ives, who was operating a moped on Hwy 61 July 23, has been charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence.

Sidney E. Son Jr. of Summerville, was charged while in the hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident.

Witnesses told deputies that Son was traveling at a high rate of speed passing several cars on Hwy 61 headed towards Summerville and that upon returning to the right lane Son struck Ives who was operating a moped. Ives sustained fatal injuries in the accident, and Son sustained injuries after his SUV left the roadway and struck tree after hitting Ives. A traffic investigator responded to MUSC to speak with Son and the deputy detected an odor of alcohol about his person as well as bloodshot and watery eyes.

Son was released to custody of the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center at approximately 5:15 on July 23, 2013 and a bond hearing was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday resulting in a $52,249.00 bond.

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