Man faces DUI, drug charges after crashing car into Sumter home

BY BRUCE MILLS
bruce@theitem.com
Posted 4/1/18

A 23-year-old Sumter man faces charges after the car he was driving crashed into a Wise Drive home Friday night, according to police.

Joseph Carter Outlaw, 23, of 4267 N. Lake Cherryvale Drive, was charged with driving under the influence, …

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Man faces DUI, drug charges after crashing car into Sumter home

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A 23-year-old Sumter man faces charges after the car he was driving crashed into a Wise Drive home Friday night, according to police.

Joseph Carter Outlaw, 23, of North Lake Cherryvale Drive, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and providing false information to police after driving into a home in the 3000 block of South Wise Drive. Sumter Police Department distributed a news release Saturday.

According to the release, a preliminary investigation indicates Outlaw, the only occupant of a 2006 Crown Victoria, veered off the road, striking a tree and then the house before 9:30 p.m. Friday. There was one person inside the home at the time of the crash who helped pull Outlaw from the driver's seat to safety before the car caught fire.

The Sumter Fire Department also responded.

Outlaw was flown to a Columbia area hospital where he remained in stable condition Saturday, the police said.

An investigation is continuing.