A 60-year-old South Carolina man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly struck a young driver's vehicle and killed him. The man, who was allegedly found with prescription pills in his vehicle, has been charged with a drunk driving offense and possession of a controlled substance in connection with the wreck. Authorities say the man struck a 15-year-old boy's vehicle as that child was on his way to school. He remains in custody on a $115,000 bond.
Official reports show that the man crossed the center line on a Lexington County road on the morning of Dec. 6, slamming into the victim's two-door car. At the scene, the man failed field sobriety tests, and he also refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. The driver admitted that he consumes prescription drugs each day that could make it difficult for him to drive, including Xanax and Klonopin. It is not clear whether the man had prescriptions for those drugs. Further, it is not clear whether the man was drunk driving or intoxicated because of medication at the time of the wreck.