NC man charged with DUI following serious motorcycle crash

Published: Oct. 4, 2011 at 3:14 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM EDT
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Jonathan Phillips turned himself in Tuesday morning (Source: Surfside Beach PD)
Jonathan Phillips turned himself in Tuesday morning (Source: Surfside Beach PD)

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A Brunswick County man has been charged in connection to a motorcycle accident that resulted in life-threatening injuries, according to Surfside Beach Police.

Chief Mike Frederick, spokesman for the Surfside Beach Police Department, said on Aug. 11, a motorcycle driven by Jonathan Phillips, 35, of Shallotte, NC and carrying a female passenger slammed into a van that was stopped along Melody Lane in Surfside Beach.

The crash resulted in life-threatening injuries for both Phillips and his passenger. Phillips was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, said Frederick, however, the passenger was.

Upon further investigation, officers determined Phillips was impaired at the time of the collision, and has arrested him for felony DUI and possession of marijuana, as officers found a bag of the drugs near him during the accident.

Frederick said a long hospital stay delayed his arrest.

Phillips turned himself into the Surfside Beach Police Department Tuesday morning and appeared before a judge, where he was given a $15,000 surety bond.

Frederick said Phillips posted the bond and was released.

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