Robert Leland

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A Mount Pleasant man is accused of driving under the influence and causing a crash that left two men with serious injuries.

Robert McKinney Leland, 20, of Wellesley Circle, is charged with two counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury.

Mount Pleasant police said Leland was driving a Jeep Wrangler south on U.S. Highway 17 and disregarded a red light at Mathis Ferry Road on Saturday. The Wrangler struck a Mercedes-Benz E350 that was turning left onto U.S. Highway 17. The wreck occurred at 8:04 p.m. 

Police said the driver and passenger of the E350 were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver, identified in an affidavit as 56-year-old Malcolm Crosland Jr., a personal injury attorney with Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston, was trapped in the car and suffered several broken bones. Elliott Crosland, 20, suffered severe head trauma and skull fractures, an affidavit states.

Leland's bail was set at $400,000. He remains in jail.

Felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury is punishable by a fine of up to $10,100 and a maximum of 15 years in prison. 

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.

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