Accused drunk driver’s lawyers want patience in bride death

Left: Jamie Lee Komoroski (via Charleston County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Office. Right: Aric Hutchinson and Samantha Miller, moments after getting married on April 28, 2023 (via GoFundMe).

Lawyers for the alleged drunk driver accused of killing a bride and seriously injuring her groom as they were leaving their reception in a golf cart say that there should not be a “rush to judgment” of their client.

Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, is charged in the death of Samantha Miller, 34, who died on April 28 after being struck by a car Komoroski was driving on a road in Folly Beach, South Carolina. Miller and her husband, Aric Hutchinson — who had married just hours earlier — were leaving their wedding reception in a golf cart.

First responders said Komoroski’s breath smelled of alcohol. She said she had had a beer and a drink with tequila about an hour earlier and “strongly refused” to submit to a sobriety test.

Komoroski’s lawyers, Nathan S. Williams and Christopher S. Gramiccioni, have released a statement to the Post & Courier, according to the New York Post.

“We cannot fathom what the families are going through and offer our deepest sympathies,” the attorneys reportedly said in the written statement. “We simply ask that there not be a rush to judgment. Our court system is founded upon principles of justice and mercy, and that is where all facts will come to light.”

Accused drunk driver’s lawyers want patience in bride death

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