Trucker who was arrested after fatal wreck in North Charleston charged with drunk driving in Georgia
A truck driver who was arrested after a wreck that killed a Charleston medical student in January has been charged with drunk driving in Georgia.
Arnold Williams, 35, of Salters was charged with reckless homicide after a crash on I-526 that killed Lauren Baccari, 27, a student at the Medical University of South Carolina. Williams was arrested again April 6 in Conyers, Ga., after witnesses said his truck was weaving in and out of traffic on I-20, according to a Georgia state police report. His breath test showed a blood-alcohol level of .22, according to the report, almost three times the legal limit.
Williams was released from the Charleston County jail on $100,000 bail after his arrest in January. A motion has been filed to revoke his bond, hopefully at a Friday hearing, 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said.
Meanwhile, Williams remains in the Rockdale County jail.
When Williams was arrested on I-526 in January, a witness told North Charleston police Williams took a pack of beer from his truck and threw it over the guard rail after the wreck. Police initially charged him with felony DUI but later charged him with reckless homicide.
Williams was hauling 26 tons of stone when he was arrested in Georgia. The arresting officer reported a fruity alcohol smell on Williams’ breath and said he found an empty can of Mike’s Hard Lemonade can in a storage compartment over the visor.
While Williams was being taken to the Rockdale County jail, he asked how long he might stay in jail because he was due in court at the end of the month on a reckless homicide charge, according to the report.
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