Driver Charged With DUI in Fatal Wrong Way Car Accident in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (SC) woman, who struck and killed another driver while driving drunk, is now facing charges for a DUI involving death.


The woman, Lynne Slay, was driving the wrong way on US-17 Bypass when she collided with another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle, Barrianne Deas of Georgetown, died at the scene of the car accident after sustaining multiple traumas. The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested Lynne Slay and took her to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center where she now faces DUI charges.


Drinking and driving is a serious, and often fatal, problem in the U.S. In South Carolina (SC), 46% of all fatal car accidents involved alcohol. Nationwide, over 11,000 people, like Barrianne Deas, die in drunk driving car accidents every year.


Drunk drivers are dangerous. Alcohol impairs the driver’s ability to reason and respond quickly. Slay traveling the wrong way on the US-17 Bypass is a perfect example of what can go wrong when a driver chooses to drink and drive. Often, drivers will miss key road signs. They can end up running red lights, speeding, or driving the wrong way.


The lawyers at Shaprio, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton compiled a list of ways you can spot a drunk driver and stay safe on South Carolina Roadways. This list includes; drivers who are driving far below or far above the posted speed limit, drivers who come close to hitting objects or other vehicles without noticing, and drivers who are driving erratically. Read through the list carefully, it might save your life.