Judge sets bond at $25,000 for accused drunken driver in Skinful accident
A young father remains in a coma after an early-morning accident on Folly Road following Saturday's Skinful party, while another young man accused of drunken driving made his first court appearance this Monrday to answer to a charge in the case.
Magistrate Judge Linda Lombard set 31-year-old Summerville resident Matthew Fisher's bond at $25,000, the maximum allowed for a charge of second-degree felony DUI. Fisher's attorney, David Aylor, said his client stopped as soon as he realized he hit a pedestrian shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday near South Grimball Road.
Beau James Froehlich, 25, suffered broken bones and a massive head injury, according to his father, Kenneth Froehlich, who appeared at Fisher's hearing wearing a pink visitor badge from the intensive care unit at Medical University Hospital.
"There are two victims in this, my son and Mr. Matthew," the older Froehlich said in court. "I feel some sympathy for Mr. Matthew, but with the severity of the crime, I feel that his bond should be set very high." Froehlich said his son works as an electrician and has a 2-year-old son.
Read more in Tuesday's editions of The Post and Courier.