20.9 C
Los Angeles
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Breaking News Since 2024


Top 5 This Week

Related Posts

South Carolina Wedding Night Crash Driver Granted Bond

The woman named Jamie Lee Komoroski, accused of driving with a blood alcohol level over three times the legal limit and crashing into a golf cart-style vehicle carrying a newlywed couple, resulting in the death of the bride, was released on bond Friday.

Komoroski faces one count of reckless homicide and three counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm for the incident that occurred on April 28 in Folly Beach, South Carolina. She has pleaded not guilty.

Komoroski was released on a $150,000 bond Friday afternoon, as per court documents.

“We have consistently asserted that Jamie is not a flight risk or danger to the community, and she now looks forward to demonstrating her continued commitment to rehabilitation upon her pretrial release from detention,” said Chris Gramiccioni, Komoroski’s attorney.

Komoroski was denied bond last year, according to the news. Her lawyers requested bond, offering that Komoroski would enter and complete an inpatient rehabilitation program, then stay under the supervision of her mother at their New Jersey home without access to alcohol or a motor vehicle, the news reported.

The bride, Samantha Hutchinson, 34, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died of blunt force injuries, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office. Her husband, Aric Hutchinson, and two others were also injured in the crash, which caused the cart to roll several times, Folly Beach Police Chief Andrew Gilreath previously told the media.

Komoroski, 25, had a blood alcohol content of 0.261%, according to a report from the Folly Beach Police Department. South Carolina law prohibits driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher, as previously reported.

Her vehicle was traveling at 65 mph in a 25-mph zone, Gilreath said.

Surveillance video captured the moments after the couple left their wedding reception. The video, recorded a few blocks away from the accident scene, shows first responders rushing to the scene approximately 4 minutes after the speeding vehicle is seen.

Komoroski refused a field sobriety test after the incident, and a warrant was issued for her blood to be taken for testing, according to an affidavit.

The golf cart-style vehicle, decorated with cans and a “just married” sign, “was quite mangled, and it was on its side,” Gilreath said. First responders attempted to revive Miller, but she died at the scene, he said.

Low-speed vehicles are allowed to operate on highways where the speed limit is 35 mph or lower, according to the South Carolina Legislature. The newlywed couple’s vehicle was legally on the road that night, Gilreath said.

Popular Articles