No Charges for Driver in McTeer Bridge Wreck - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

06/28/05

No Charges for Driver in McTeer Bridge Wreck

Police aren't charging Phillip Lewis for his part in last week's accident that shut down the McTeer Bridge. Blood-alcohol tests show that Lewis was not intoxicated at the time of the wreck.

Police say Lewis crossed the center line and slammed head on into an oncoming tractor-trailer. A helicopter flew him to Memorial Health.

A few minutes before that wreck, a sheriff's deputy had pulled Lewis over for swerving on the road. The deputy gave Lewis a warning and let him go. The crash happened less than a quarter mile down the road.

The sheriff's department suspended the deputy while they investigated.

Lewis meanwhile remains in critical condition.

Reported by: Aaron Vogel, avogel@wtoc.com

 

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