Greenwood man faces felony DUI charge
Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:52 PM
Authorities this week arrested a Greenwood man who was behind the wheel during a December crash that left two people injured.
Marvin Lewis, 26, of 116 Cub Road, was charged with felony driving under the influence, great bodily injury results, records showed.
According to officials from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash took place at 2:45 a.m. Dec. 28 along Old Ninety Six Highway about a mile outside Greenwood. Lewis was driving a 1997 Chevrolet heading northbound when his vehicle veered off the right side of the highway, struck a ditch and overturned.
Lance Cpl. Tony Keller noted neither Lewis nor the lone passenger in the car — a 24-year-old Greenwood man — were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. EMS crews transported both men from the scene.
Blood tests were performed on the suspect the night of the crash and the Highway Patrol brought forth charges against him this week. Troopers booked Lewis at the Greenwood County Detention Center on Tuesday, hours after a Greenwood County magistrate judge signed a warrant for his arrest. According to the warrant, the suspect was under the influence of alcohol at the time, which impaired him and caused the crash to occur. The report indicates both he and the passenger suffered "great bodily injury," including severe facial lacerations, broken bones and internal bleeding as a result of the crash.