Car Accident Nets Felony DUI Charge for Summerville, SC Woman

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A Summerville woman is accused of driving under the influence (DUI), and causing an auto accident that left one person hospitalized the morning of November 21st.

Kourtnie Burge, 22, was arrested and charged with felony DUI after the car she was driving ran off of Interstate 26, entered a curve near the overpass at Bennett Yard, hit a retaining wall and flipped before coming to a stop on Louise Drive in North Charleston about 3 a.m., according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department.

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper spotted the vehicle driving at least 100 mph on I-26. The Charleston County Sheriff's Department said the trooper attempted to catch up to the vehicle, but lost sight twice before the auto wreck occurred.

When police arrived at the car crash site, one person was outside the car, which was on fire, and another was trapped inside.

Paramedics transported the passenger, 27-year-old Nathan James O’Bryon, to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital with potentially life-threatening accident injuries. Police incident reports stated he suffered burns on his lower body.

At a bond hearing Wednesday, Charleston County Magistrate Judge Linda Lombard said O’Bryon was still unresponsive at the hospital.

The Charleston magistrate judge set Burge’s bond at $100,000. The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the car accident.

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Source: Charleston Post and Courier, Felony DUI Charge for Summerville Woman – Car Passenger Hospitalized