SDDA Terrence stated, “The defendant placed his own selfish interest to drink and drive above the safety of other human beings in our community.”
Deputy McGhee, 25, has suffered a fractured left femur, a fractured right lower leg, and a fractured foot, along with some soft tissue injuries.
Killed was Antwan L. Timbers Jr., 17, who officials say was walking with a friend next to the roadway when Patterson drove his vehicle off the roadway and struck the teen dead on the scene.
Burton has in the past supported stricter DUI penalties, including a bill he authored to allow multiple counts of DUI homicide from a single crash causing multiple fatalities
Officer Michael Bennett reported that Taylor exited his vehicle and was legally carrying a gun on his hip. Bennett said Taylor had “an overwhelming odor of alcohol,” but denied that he had anything to drink.