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DUI Charge for Man Who Killed Moped Driver in Aiken County


A Burnettown man was charged with driving under the influence after he struck and killed a man driving a moped Wednesday night on Highway 421 in Aiken County, authorities said.

Kenneth BusbeeKenneth Busbee, 23, was booked into the jail at 1 a.m. on a charge of DUI, according to jail records.

According to Coroner Tim Carlton, Kenneth Busbee was driving a 1999 Ford Mustang on Wednesday night when he struck a 2012 Yuam moped driven by 60-year-old Charles Bowick of Clearwater.

Bowick was rushed to Augusta University Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead from multiple body trauma at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday. Busbee was not injured.

Bowick was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the coroner said.

Troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol determined that Busbee was impaired and arrested him for DUI, jail records say. He remained in the Aiken County Detention Center on Thursday morning.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


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