South Carolina agencies are set to test hurricane evacuation plans, which call for reversing traffic lanes on major highways to ensure coastal residents can get inland as fast as possible. The test is planned for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today and is not expected to impact traffic, but state officials urge drivers to remain cautious due to the increase in activity along Interstate 26, U.S. Highways 21, 278, 501 and S.C. 544. More: The Post and Courier
In other headlines:
S.C. deputy charged with reckless homicide after crash that killed three. A former Charleston County deputy has been charged with three counts of reckless homicide after killing three in a car accident. Reports show that the deputy ran a stop sign and crashed into the victims at 73 mph. The felony carries up to 10 years in prison per count if convicted. More: Associated Press, WIS TV, Charleston City Paper
Former Holy Spokes bikes sighted at the dump. The former bike-share fleet that kickstarted Charleston’s first bike-share program were seen at a dump in North Charleston. Lime bicycles have since replaced the bright blue Holy Spokes bikes around downtown Charleston. More: The Post and Courier
High turnout rates for early voting in S.C. South Carolina recently passed an early voting law that allows voters to get to the polls two weeks ahead of the scheduled voting date. With just under a week until the primaries, Charleston and Berkeley counties have recorded some of the highest turnout rates in just the first year of early voting. More: WCSC
Drunk driver who injured police officer and killed K-9 sentenced to four years. A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison after injuring a police officer and killing a K-9 in a drunk driving accident in 2018 in North Charleston. The suspect pleaded guilty Monday to DUI resulting in great bodily injury and was originally sentenced to 12 years. However, the circuit judge suspended all but four and gave four years of probation in addition to four years in prison. More: Associated Press, WIS TV, The Post and Courier
S.C. veterans cemetery proposed by Santee Cooper. Santee Cooper would donate 90 acres near the South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ headquarters in Moncks Corner in Berkeley County. The plan was approved May 24 and is onto the next steps of receiving development grants from the National Cemetery Administration. More: Associated Press
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