- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) - A Richland County Councilman is facing DUI charges after state troopers say he was involved in a crash that inured two men.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol tells local media that 51-year-old Kelvin Washington was driving Saturday evening through Hopkins when he hit the back of another car that had slowed down. One of the passengers in the hit car was taken to Palmetto Health Richland with serious injuries. The other passenger was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

Washington was charged with felony DUI.

The State reports (https://bit.ly/1XUv0hD) Washington declined to speak during a Sunday hearing at the Richland County Jail. He told the judge when asked that he had an attorney, though one wasn’t with him at the hearing.

Washington serves on the Richland County council representing the District 10 area.


Information from: The State, https://www.thestate.com

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