South Carolina: Mount Pleasant Police charged Joseph Granger with felony DUI in death of Zachary Grooms
Collision Update: Joseph Granger, 52, from VA has been charged with Felony DUI in connection with the collision on the IOP Connector. On Tuesday, the Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the victim of the collision as 23-year-old Zachary Grooms of Hanahan. According to the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Grooms was headed toward the Connector Sunday afternoon on a motorcycle when a vehicle turned left off of Riviera Drive into his path. Police say that Grooms struck the driver’s door area of the car and died at the scene. The Grooms/Estep family is asking for your assistance with the funeral expenses for their son Zachary Grooms. Zachary suddenly passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016, and his family is left with unexpected expenses. Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina on October 27th 1993 to Paul Gilbert Grooms and Clairissa Lynn Estep, Zach had a passion for life second to none. Zach loved the game of tennis and developed quickly into a top player. He loved spending time riding his motorcycle, expressing that he felt so much peace in those moments. As a devoted friend, if Zach loved you, he always loved you. His years were much too short, but his love was always for keeps. Norton Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Grooms family.
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North Charleston police officer arrested for DUI
N. Charleston officer says he swerved to miss deer before DUI arrest, wreck. NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – A North Charleston police officer arrested for DUI over the weekend was let go from his job on Monday. According to a spokesperson for the North Charleston Police Department, 25-year-old Nicholas Lomma was driving his work vehicle when the incident happened. Lomma was arrested Saturday morning just before 8 a.m. after South Carolina state troopers found him at the scene of a wreck. Lomma was driving a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria police car at the time of the crash. The incident report says the trooper was working another accident when two North Charleston officers pulled up and asked if he had seen one of their patrol vehicles. The officers were then able to find Lomma, who had apparently crashed his patrol car around 1:30 a.m. Lomma says he was driving when he swerved to miss a deer and he drove into a ditch. The North Charleston Police Department announced Lomma’s departure from the department Monday afternoon. Lomma had been employed with the department since June 2008. Lomma’s bail was posted at $1,000 and he was released from a Colleton County jail over the weekend.
Hundreds of SC county’s DUI cases could be dropped
Hundreds of SC county’s DUI cases could be dropped. CAMDEN, SC – Kershaw County already leads the state in DUI deaths, but now hundreds of pending DUI cases in the county could soon be dismissed. “We’re looking at the case file of all the DUI cases pending in Kershaw County,” said Chief Magistrate Eugene Hartis. “It’s approximately 705 cases pending.” “If the officer has left the force and is not coming back, those cases will be called and they will be dismissed,” he said. The judge would not release this list of pending cases, but allowed us to look over the list. We found DUI cases as much as 11 years old still waiting to be heard by a jury. The judge says troopers are making 30 to 40 DUI cases each month for a team of two judges to hear. Hartis says each DUI case, on average, takes about three hours to try. “If I try 10 to 12 DUI cases each week, I still fall behind in those two weeks,” said Hartis. The judge says the imbalance has caused DUI cases to pile up each year, and some say that’s giving the county a bad reputation. The state Supreme Court recently issued an order to magistrates that cases such as DUI must be tried within four months.