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RCSO: Biker Was Drunk in Deadly Wreck Behind Hooter’s

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Richmond County authorities say a motorcycle driver who wrecked behind the Augusta Hooter’s in May and killed the woman riding with him was drunk at the time.

Michael Paul Acord, 52, has now been charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving and DUI.

Acord was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle south in the parking lot at a high rate of speed on May 27. Acord lost control of the motorcycle and struck the right side of a 2011 Toyota Tundra, which was parked in front of the movie theater, authorities say. The female passenger, Regina L. Allen, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It took four months for tests to return to show Acord’s impairment. Some had claimed the bike simply malfunctioned.

Acord is being held in the Richmond County Jail under no bond.

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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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