To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Alleged drunk driver accused of killing bride on wedding day set to be released from jail after less than one year

Alleged drunk driver accused of killing bride on wedding day set to be released from jail after less than one year

Her trial is still to come

A woman who is facing charges of killing a bride on her wedding day is set to be released from jail and into house arrest.

Jamie Lee Komoroski is awaiting trial on one count of reckless homicide, one count of felony DUI resulting in death and two counts of DUI resulting in injury after allegedly drunk driving and running over newlyweds Samantha Miller and Aric Hutchinson in April 2023.

The couple had just got married at Folly Beach, South Carolina, and were departing their wedding reception in a golf cart when they were involved in a crash with a vehicle allegedly driven by Komoroski.

Samantha died at the scene and Aric suffered severe injuries, while family members Benjamin and Brogan Garrett also suffered injuries in the crash.

Komoroski was soon arrested and later charged with the four aforementioned counts and incarcerated in Al Cannon Detention Center.

A police report released last May found that Komoroski's blood alcohol content had been .261, making her three times over the legal limit.

Her case is yet to go to trial, but she could go from jail to house arrest.
Folly Beach Police

The 26-year-old has also faced allegations of driving at up to 65mph in a 25mph zone.

In August she was denied bond, though the judge advised attorneys to bring her to trial sooner rather than later.

Circuit Judge Michael Nettles ruled that if Komoroski was not brought to trial by March then she could be released on a bond of $150,000 (£118,000).

It's now March and Komoroski has not yet gone to trial, and the Daily Mail has reported that the 26-year-old is due to be equipped with an ankle monitor and placed under house arrest in Charleston County, South Carolina.

At this point it may be helpful to point out that as Komoroski has not yet gone to trial, a possible release from jail does not have any bearing on a potential verdict on the four charges against her.

Jail is for those who are awaiting trial and sentencing, while prison is typically for those who have been sentenced for a period of incarceration.

Samantha Miller died and Aric Hutchinson was severely injured in the crash shortly after leaving their wedding reception.

Komoroski's lawyer Chris Gramiccioni said his client was making arrangements with the court to be released from jail.

He said: "We have consistently asserted that Jamie is not a flight risk or danger to the community, and she now looks forward to demonstrating her continued commitment to rehabilitation upon her pretrial release from detention."

According to the Post and Courier, Komoroski must post 10 percent of her $150,000 bond and turn her passport over to the authorities.

They also report that she will only be able to leave home for medical emergencies, and will have to wear a device which detects alcohol consumption by testing the wearer's sweat.

If convicted of the charges made against her when she goes to trial, Komoroski is facing up to 25 years behind bars.

Her felony DUI charge carries a maximum punishment of 15 years, and her charge of reckless homicide could add up to another 10 years to any potential stay in prison.

LADbible has contacted Charleston County Court for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Charleston Sheriff Office/Fox

Topics: US News, Crime