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Evans Real Estate Agent is Indicted for DUI Wreck That Seriously Injured Passenger


An Evans man has been indicted by the grand jury for injuring a passenger while drunk on an off-road vehicle.

Mitchell Stopher Jr., 39, was arrested Dec. 27 on the grand jury warrant for two counts of serious injury by vehicle.

Stopher was initially arrested Oct. 3 for DUI, reckless driving and open container of alcohol. But District Attorney Bobby Christine took the case to the grand jury and obtained the indictments.

Stopher was driving an off-road Polaris RZR on Brittany Court around 11:10 p.m. Oct. 2 with one passenger, identified as James Vernon Wilson, 44, of Hampton Ga., a report says. Stopher was “driving recklessly while attempting a U-turn” in the cul-de-sac of Brittany Court. But he overturned the vehicle on its passenger side, partially ejecting Wilson.

The wreck caused the top of the vehicle to crushing Wilson’s hand, causing serious injuries that sent him to Doctors Hospital.

A Facebook page for Stopher identifies him as a real estate agent.

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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