Charleston: Repeat DUI Offender Gets A FREE Pass

24-year-old Charleston man FREE TO GO again on 2nd DUI

A 24-year-old man has been released from the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center on personal recognizance bond (PR) following a second Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest on the morning of 11/20/2018 that posted $10,000.00 initial bond amount.

Ken Dawson Wilkins is the latest recipient of a PR bond without grounding, derived from retiring Magistrate Judge Priscilla B. Baldwin of the Centralized Bond Hearing Court located at 3831 Leeds Avenue in North Charleston.

With a second DUI offense after February 10th, 2009, it is simply against the pillars of our Criminal Justice System and the Constitution to allow Mr. Wilkins to walk free on his own oversight.

It is as well dangerous when his ability to drive sober is placed into question — the state of South Carolina registers more than double DUI fatalities across all age categories than the national average, according to the CDC.

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