Link between SC roads, casualities difficult to document
A review of accident records for 2016 by The Greenville News reveals that the link between South Carolina’s road conditions and highway casualties is elusive and difficult to document. As lawmakers focus on finding the money to improve the roads, critics say they may be overlooking another way of saving lives – restoring the number of state troopers patrolling the roads to levels they haven’t seen in almost a decade. Rick Todd, president and CEO of the South Carolina Trucking Association, said that while roads might not cause fatal accidents, safer roads might allow drivers to survive their mistakes. “We have the highest fatality rate in the nation, period,” Hall told senators, making a link between bad roads and safety. Hall said it’s difficult to measure what portion of crashes are due to bad roads.
Captain sentenced for obstruction in illegal dumping case
A federal judge sentenced Genaro Anciano on Monday to time served. The 52-year-old, who pleaded guilty last month to felony obstruction, had faced up to five years in prison for lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators about the oily bilge waste dumped in August 2015, reports The Post and Courier of Charleston. Prosecutors say Anciano eventually helped build their case against Green Sky crew members who were convicted in a jury trial last month. The company had pleaded guilty to felony charges of aiding and abetting and obstruction. Aegean’s attorney, George Chalos, told Seymour the company is committed to protecting the environment and doesn’t know why crew members dumped waste into the ocean.
Attorney ends up on other side of DUI case | News …
Charleston, SC (29403) Today. A mainly sunny sky. High 52F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.. Tonight … Attorney ends up on other side of DUI case Andrew Knapp;