DWI Charges Dropped In 5th Street Fatal Crash

Drunk driving charges have been dropped against a teen who police say was behind the wheel in a deadly car wreck in Greenville two weeks ago.

Omar Chahid was charged with DWI hours after his vehicle flipped over on East Fifth Street, killing one man and injuring three other people.

Greenville police spokesman Sgt. Carlton Williams says dropping the charges was a strategic move on the district attorney's part. Williams says if the DWI charge had been resolved in court then they wouldn't be able to bring up other charges once test results come back from the accident.

Killed in the March 18th crash was 22-year-old Taylor Weiss of Greenville. Injured, in addition to Chahid, were 17-year-old Genna Browning, 18-year-old Emmy Arny, and 18-year-old Nora Sugar, all of Greenville.


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