Clemson CB charged after driving 115 mph, crash


Clemson cornerback Fred Davis II surrendered to police Sunday after they charged him with misdemeanor reckless driving for allegedly driving 115 mph and inflicting a wreck that severely injured a postal employee on July 21.

Davis, 19, was launched on bond.

Based on a launch from the Clemson Police Division, Davis was allegedly driving 60 miles over the pace restrict in a 55-mph pace zone when he crashed his automobile into the rear of a mail service’s truck.

WSPA-TV in Greenville, South Carolina, reported final month that the mail truck flipped over into oncoming site visitors after being struck by the Dodge Charger that Davis was driving. Two different automobiles collided whereas making an attempt to keep away from the mail truck, in line with the station.

“This willful and wanton motion severely restricted his capacity to navigate safely by site visitors and brought about Davis to lose management of his automobile previous to the collision,” Clemson police stated in a press release. “The accidents the mail service sustained on this crash are extreme and would require months or longer for restoration.”

The assertion famous that present South Carolina legislation doesn’t enable for enhanced penalties for reckless driving that ends in severe bodily damage; there’s a invoice being thought of within the South Carolina legislature that might add that enhancement.

“These egregious and aggressive driving acts that end in severe damage to a different have to have applicable penalty,” Clemson Police Chief Jorge Campos stated. “Most often, the injured undergo a lot ache, a number of medical procedures, prolonged restoration occasions, and whose freedom to reside life damage free are taken from them. The offender, particularly if they aren’t harm, presently solely have just a few hurdles to navigate and get to reside life freely, whereas the injured don’t.”

Davis, a freshman from Jacksonville, Florida, is predicted to compete for enjoying time within the Tigers’ secondary this season. He had 13 tackles and two cross breakups in 11 video games as a real freshman in 2020.

A Clemson spokesman advised The State of Columbia, South Carolina, that Davis wasn’t injured in the course of the wreck.

“Fred Davis stays with this system however will probably be topic to inner self-discipline. Grounds for inner self-discipline for misdemeanor fees like this are lined beneath the phrases of the Clemson Pupil-Athlete Handbook, which says that the pinnacle coach can advocate a plan of action, and upon concurrence of the designated [Clemson University Athletics Department] administrator, administer sanctions,” the workforce spokesman stated.

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