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DUI suspect hospitalizes Moped driver

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William Newsome, 22 (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) William Newsome, 22 (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Conway man is behind bars facing a felony charge after reportedly crashing into a Moped on Highway 501 Thursday morning.

According to Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, 22-year-old William Newsome, of Conway, was traveling north on Hwy 501 just after midnight Thursday morning when he struck a Moped driver from behind.

The Moped driver, also traveling north on Hwy 501 near Carolina Forest Boulevard, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The victim's current condition was not immediately known.

Newsome was charged with felony DUI with great bodily injury results. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 2:36 a.m. Thursday morning, and, according to online booking records, remains incarcerated with no bail set.

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