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Sheriff: 17-year-old Wrecks, Charged with DUI

There are 230 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Nov 11, 2007, titled Sheriff: 17-year-old Wrecks, Charged with DUI. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Kayla Hilton, of Chapin, was driving down Macedonia Church Road at 110 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone when she passed a Newberry County Deputy.

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Stating the Obvious

Toccoa, GA

#1 Nov 11, 2007
Now this is a complete mess! She had to be restrained while they helped the passenger?!?! Some kind of friend she is! And if an adult gave her the alcohol he/she needs to go to jail, too. Oh, well...looks like she's getting an early start on being a Hollywood starlet...idiot.

United States

#2 Nov 11, 2007
Hard way to learn for a teenager. Sometimes its the only way. So glad no one was hurt badly.

Columbia, SC

#5 Nov 11, 2007
Teenagers aren't the best driver's to begin with. There have been some scary stories recently related to their late night driving, drinking while driving, etc. Makes me contemplate taking the bus!

United States

#7 Nov 11, 2007
Hope the passenger finds another friend.

Cheraw, SC

#9 Nov 11, 2007
Maybe I am an overprotective parent but what is a 17 y.o. doing out that time of night?

Since: Sep 07

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#10 Nov 11, 2007
Who supplied the the underage drinker????? Time to crack down on the suppliers. When I was 17, my parent let me have a car that would only go about 70 wide open much less cross the 100+ mark. At 17, most of us probably could not execute an emergency stop at 110 either.


“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07


#12 Nov 11, 2007
Must be a Hilton thing. 110 mph in a 55 mph zone. Someone's trying to commit suicide here and what fool goes along for the ride? You can bet the police are going to want to know about the booze, the car and what the heck her parents are doing regarding this idiot. Itís a wonder a whole bunch of people didnít get killed. Talk about life in the fast lane.
Newberry Gal

United States

#15 Nov 11, 2007
Two MINORS in the hospital, out driving after midnight, and alcohol involved- someone else is also responsible as well as the young driver! WHERE did the alcohol come from?? A parent? A store? Someone is also involved in this terrible accident. Sheriff Metts and Sheriff Foster should be asking important questions about the alcohol source. This teenager could have killed innocent people on their way home that night.

Grovetown, GA

#18 Nov 11, 2007
This girl was on more than just alcohol. It took four grown men to restrain her and hold her down. And all of them were either EMS or officers.


#19 Nov 11, 2007
The kids in that area don't have a hard time getting WHATEVER they want. Not saying all are involved, just saying there are adults that don't say no...want their kids to be "cool" One reason I moved from Chapin was to get mine away from that atmosphere & I got tired of calling the sheriff all the time to take care of the ones partying or wrecking on my property. The Newberry/Lexington County line is very popular up there for drugs also.
110 miles per hour is crazy & her behavior just confirms she is not mature enough to be driving or having someone with her in a car. Suggest some tough love.
As far as where she got it...just sit outside any store in the area & you'll see how easy they get it or possibly from home. If the parents don't lock it up & leave the house all the kids have to do is pour themselves a drink. You would be amazed at the number of teen alcoholics in district 5.
tired of spurrier

Winnsboro, SC

#23 Nov 11, 2007
question? how will this teen be charge? where is she now?

United States

#25 Nov 11, 2007
Who provide these under aged drinkers the alcohol? They should be in jail also!!

United States

#28 Nov 11, 2007
And people ask why car insurance rates are so outrageous! We all have to pay for mistakes idiot's like this make! It is a blessing that no one was seriously injured or killed. Drunks are rarely hurt in car accidents anyway! It is always the innocent ones that get hurt.

Harrison, AR

#35 Nov 11, 2007
Most people at age 21 are not mature much less a 17 year old.

I know that when I was 17 and driving. I pushed the limit. My first time driving my car alone, I drove over 100 mph. Did I think about anyone getting hurt? NO! Was I a bad kid? NO! I was usually home by curfew, made good grades, drank beer, smoked. Eventually it caught up with me. Parents finally caught onto it...

Point is MOST PEOPLE are going to try it. Children will even if they are only given an inch.

Most parents these days give the kids a mile! Children are not responsible for their actions. Parents hold their children high and mighty and the KIDS run the show!!!!!
Stating the Obvious

Toccoa, GA

#42 Nov 11, 2007
lardazz wrote:
<quoted text>we are in total agreement. i'm sure his mama's real proud, if she even claims him.
You are too funny...I really look forward to your posts!

“Come visit. Bring the kids.”

Since: Nov 07

Parts Unknown

#46 Nov 11, 2007
Stating the Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>
You are too funny...I really look forward to your posts!
we do what we can.
Clemson Girl

Greenwood, SC

#58 Nov 12, 2007
I travel down this road everyday as I go home. The road is in no way shape or form made for travel over 100 mph. I travel about 60 and that is pushing it around some of the curves, especially where they wrecked. I know both the passenger and driver. It is shocking to me that it was her. I actually heard them dispatch all emergency personelle and then found out who it was. Very scary!
No clue

Sumter, SC

#60 Nov 12, 2007
She needs to spend some time in a jail cell. Lose her license for at least a year, and be fined!

Summerville, SC

#61 Nov 12, 2007
She'll be the talk of the high school today...
have mercy

Camden, SC

#63 Nov 12, 2007
I hope her parents kick her a$$!

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