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SC deputy charged with running red light, causing wreck

...with running a red light and causing a wreck in Columbia that injured a woman.WIS-TV reported the South Carolina Highway Patrol has charged Cpl. Ken Proffitt with disregarding a traffic signal.Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson says Proffitt was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-29/sc-deputy-charged-runn
Teen killed in Barnwell County wreck

...left side, then came back to the road and overturned, according to Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.Webster's cause of death is head and chest trauma. A toxicology test will be performed, Ward said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-19/teen-killed-barnwell-county-w
Introduction of license plate readers met with privacy concerns

...those reads were hits, mostly involving suspended or revoked registrations.Some agencies, such as the Ohio State Highway Patrol, have policies to delete all "nonhit" readings immediately. Others have no set retention period.Jones said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-15/introduction-license-p
SC trooper's wife convicted of burning house

...GREENVILLE, S.C. - The wife of a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been convicted of setting her house on...County Sheriff's deputies say Rose is the wife of Highway Patrol trooper Homer Rose III. He was not at home at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-09/sc-troopers-wife-accused-bur
Driver of NBC Sports analyst's cart taken into custody at US Open

...state trooper said the driver ignored instructions to stay put, then hit the officer with the cart.North Carolina Highway Patrol spokeswoman Pam Walker says Tommy Lineberry was taken to the Moore County jail and charged.Walker says the charge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-06-14/driver-nbc-sports-analysts-c
Man lying in roadway hit, killed by car in Barnwell

...Plymouth "struck a pedestrian lying in the roadway" about 12:45 a.m., said Sgt. Bob Beres of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The driver of the Plymouth, 25-year-old Christopher Neal, was not injured.Stanley died of head and chest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-05/man-lying-roadway-hit-
Accident kills Barnwell teen

...Johnson was a passenger in the car. According to Highway Patrol reports, Johnson was ejected from the vehicle. The...ambulance. As of now, no charges have been made but, Highway Patrol is still investigating.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-16/accident-kills-barnwell-teen
Rants & Raves

...Hill United Methodist Church. One hour should not make that much difference. I AM PLEADING WITH the South Carolina Highway Patrol to do something about the speeding in the school zone in the 200 block of Anthony Drive in Warrenville. I REALLY...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-17/rants-raves
Aiken County man dies in motorcycle wreck

...motorcycle overturned.Carlton said Whetstone died from multiple body trauma.Toxicology is pending. The S.C. Highway Patrol and Aiken County Coroner's Office are investigating the death.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-04/aiken-county-man-dies-motorc
Summer is deadliest time of year for teens

...fatalities."We know that the leading distractions for teens is cellphone use in the car," said Jones, of the Highway Patrol. "Distracted driving is another thing that we have to contend with when it comes to teenage driving. That's specifically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-15/summer-deadliest-time-year-te