Truck driver's bond revoked in Charleston after GA DUI arrest
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- The truck driver who was recently arrested in Georgia on DUI charges while he was out on bond following a fatal accident on I-526 had his bond revoked in Charleston County on Friday.
According to court records, Arnold Williams' bond was revoked shortly before noon on Friday.
Williams was involved in a wreck on I-526 in January that killed fourth-year Medical University of South Carolina student Lauren Baccari. Officers at the scene initially charged Williams with felony DUI, according to the report, but the solicitor's office dismissed the charge and charged him with reckless homicide instead.
A police report from North Charleston states that a witness saw Williams take a pack of beer out of the cab of his truck and toss it over the guard rail right after the accident.
Then, on April 6 while driving through Newton County, Ga., 35-year-old Williams was stopped on Interstate 20 after several people complained about a tractor trailer swerving in and out of lanes.
According to the report, Williams registered a .222 on the machine, which is well above the legal limit. He later rejected an opportunity to take the Breathalyzer again, according to state police.
According to the report, while the officer was taking Williams to the Rockdale County Jail, Williams asked if it would be possible for him to plead to a charge that night and serve jail time so that he could be out of jail in time for his reckless homicide hearing in Charleston County later this month.