Man charged in auto fatality denied bond

Geer (Source: Cash Bond)
Geer (Source: Cash Bond)

CHARLESTON, SC - By Harve Jacobs  bio | email | Twitter

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The driver of a car involved in a fatal accident early Friday morning on Glenn McConnell Parkway was denied bond after having been charged with felony DUI.

According to Charleston judge Linda Lombard, the driver of the car, Stanley Scott Geer, 42, racked up a $121 bar tab at the Recovery Room Thursday night before getting behind the wheel of his vehicle.

Glenn McConnell Parkway was closed early Friday morning, but has been reopened after a deadly moped accident that happened around 1:45 a.m., between Goodwill Way and Bees Ferry Road.

According to Charleston police, a car hit and killed a person driving a moped. The Charleston County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 23-year-old Christopher McRae Torella. Torella lived in West Ashley.

Torella's friends said he was going to pickup a friend when the accident happened.

"He's cool to chill with, he's always nice to people, nice as he can be, he never did anything wrong," said Torella's roommate David Thomas. "The dude who did this, he's gonna get what's coming to him."

"I've been trying to do everything I can for his mother, because I didn't know her," said David Thomas' mother, Melissa Thomas. "I have two kids and I can't imagine how that feels."

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