Woman pleads guilty in fatal DUI case

Evelyn Freeman pleaded guilty Wednesday to DUI involving a death and was sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation.

A 21-year-old Goose Creek woman, only 20 at the time of the crash, pleaded guilty in court this morning to a felony driving under the influence in an incident that killed her passenger. Evelyn Freeman struck a median on Interstate 26 near Ashley Phosphate Road on July 6, propelling 28-year-old Terrall Freeman out of the car and onto the highway. Another car hit and killed Terrall Freeman, who was not related to Evelyn Freeman.

Circuit Judge Thomas Hughston sentenced Evelyn Freeman to five years in prison, but he suspended the sentence to one year in prison followed by five years of probation. So long as she avoids any trouble while on probation, Freeman will not have to serve the remaining four years of her sentence.

Read about what happened the night of the crash and at Freeman's court hearing in Thursday's editions of The Post and Courier.