Man with suspended license, prior DUI...

Man with suspended license, prior DUI, allegedly kills two while drunk

There are 4 comments on the The Messenger story from Jul 14, 2009, titled Man with suspended license, prior DUI, allegedly kills two while drunk. In it, The Messenger reports that:

A Hartsville man is facing three counts of felony driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license following a vehicle crash early Saturday that left two people dead, one of them a Hartsville High School student, and another person seriously injured.

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Summerville, SC

#1 Jul 14, 2009
At 12:41am this loser-drunk Dennis Carl Smith was obviously either coming from getting drunk or going to get drunk and to top it off, was knowingly driving on a suspended driver's license. 12:41am. That's when he took someone's life because he was too much of a self-centered scumbag to think that he should not have been behind the wheel in the first place. 12:41am a grandmother witnessed two of her family members murdered by a drunk idiot loser. This should not have happened. There is no excuse, only accountability. The only play God should have in this is to ease the pain of the family members who survived, not the drunk piece of crap who killed them. May Dennis Carl Smith remember 12:41 the rest of his miserable incarcerated sober life.
Jack Frost

West Columbia, SC

#2 Jul 16, 2009
Sad thing is we have judges , solicitors in kersaw and richland and lexington imposing laws on DUI and they all have been arrested themselves for DUI . The whole justice system is flawed . If your a judge or prosecutor you get a free pass .
This guy in Hartsville needs to be in jail , but we all know he won't serve too long due to the flaws we have in place .
China has a firing squad for offenders of this nature.

Charleston, SC

#3 Jul 22, 2009
Last week we saw the big funeral for the two boys. Awful shame the creep that did this wasn't there to see what he did. from what I understand, the Grandmother passed away recently too. if not from injuries, then most likely a broken heart. That makes three. Lock Dennis Carl Smith up, but make a public example out of him first. No empathy, no excuses for low-lifes like this.

Columbia, SC

#4 Aug 22, 2009
Public caning and or hanging would curtail this kind of bull@#$$. Get tough with DUI instead of coddling them.

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