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Justice is finally served on Greenville man guilty of drunk driving

The man responsible for a drunk driving accident that occurred nearly one year ago in Greenville County, South Carolina has finally faced the justice system. The tragic hit-and-run drunk driving accident proved fatal to a 47-year-old Simpsonville father and grandfather. The victim was walking on the sidewalk in Greenville, SC, when he was struck. He died two months later as s result of the drunk driving accident.

The drunk driver, a resident of Greenville, admitted he'd been drinking all day before he passed out at the wheel. He then veered off the road and crashed into the victim. After observing the injury he'd caused, he left the scene of the drunk driving accident and drove to his home in Greenville. There, he attempted to destroy the evidence by hacking his car apart and disposing of its components.

Highway Patrol officers on duty in Greenville County were able to find the man and his stripped vehicle at his home in Greenville, SC. Last month he was found guilty of obstruction of justice and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. He has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, with no hope of parole for 12 years.

Will the victim's family, who also live in Greenville County, be fairly compensated for the wrongful death resulting from the drunk driving accident? This is one of many things an attorney who has experience in personal injury claims will look into for the victim's family. In addition, a diligent law firm might determine where the drunk driver did his drinking on the day of the accident. Was an establishment serving alcohol to him culpable? Bars and restaurants have been found liable for serving an excessive amount of alcohol to a patron and allowing them to drive away under the influence.

A day of drinking has cost the drunk driver of Greenville County at least 12 years of his life. The loss of a loved one is timeless.

Source: The WYFF 4 Greenville, "Man Dismantled Car To Hide Fatal Hit-And-Run," Oct. 19, 2011

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