Bond for man accused of hitting troopers in Greenville Co. denied again

The suspect from a hit-and-run that injured a trooper last month was back in court today
Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 9:08 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A man accused of hitting two South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers and leaving the scene was denied bond for a second time Friday morning.

According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Roger Seawright is facing charges including hit-and-run with great bodily harm, hit-and-run with minor personal injury and driving the wrong way on a divided highway.

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Deputies said on Oct. 16, Trooper Devin Kugler and another trooper were conducting a sobriety test on Cedar Lane Road when they were both hit by a driver who drove off.

Seawright was taken into custody about an hour after the incident.

Trooper Kugler was seriously hurt in the crash and remains in the hospital.

Seawright was denied bond in a first hearing on Oct. 17 and denied for the second time on Nov. 4.

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