South Carolina Jury Awards $1M to Victim of Drunk Driver

February 10, 2016

A Richland County jury has awarded about $1 million in punitive damages to a woman injured in a car crash involving a repeat drunken driver.

The State newspaper reported that a jury last week also awarded Jami Allison Owens $89,000 in actual damages for unspecified injuries suffered in the Oct. 1, 2011 crash after a University of South Carolina football game.

Attorney David Williams of Orangeburg said he had urged the jury to award $1 million in order to “send a message” about the irresponsibility of drunk driving and saving lives. The jury decided to award Owens $1,000,001 in punitive damages.

Bradley Lanford, attorney for defendant James Boulware, declined comment. Court records indicate that the crash resulted in Boulware’s second conviction for driving under the influence.

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  • February 12, 2016 at 9:33 am
    Agent says:
    Bill, this is the work of the mentally deficient UW, Confused or Captain Planet who are the biggest trolls on the forum.
  • February 12, 2016 at 9:31 am
    Agent says:
    Bill, that is either UW, Confused or Planet doing that on every article. They are all immature mental midgets.
  • February 11, 2016 at 6:05 pm
    Probably won't collect says:
    Punitive damages are not covered by insurance
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