Bond set at $150K for woman accused in deadly Folly Beach DUI crash

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)- A judge has set bond for Jamie Komoroski, the woman accused of hitting and killing a new bride and severely injuring the groom during a DUI crash on Folly Beach last year.

Judge Michael Nettles set Komoroski’s bond at $150,000, court records show. Nettles initially denied bond for the 26-year-old in August, but said that if there was no trial by the spring of 2024, then bond would be granted with certain conditions attached.

Komoroski will be placed on house arrest and is only permitted to leave her home for medical emergencies or court orders. She will also be required to wear a SCRAM monitor, a device worn around the ankle that tests for the person’s sweat for alcohol.

She must remain in Charleston County, surrender her passport, and is not allowed to drive, according to court records.

“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,” Komoroski’s attorney said in a statement to News 2 on Friday.

Komoroski is charged with reckless homicide resulting in death and three counts of felony DUI in connection with the April 28, 2023, crash. She is accused of colliding with a golf cart that was carrying Samantha Miller, her new husband, Aric Hutchinson, and others.

The new bride was killed while the groom suffered serious injuries in that crash. They were married at a venue on Folly Beach just hours earlier.

A toxicology report revealed that Komoroski’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit in South Carolina.

Hutchinson later filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver claiming she was “bar hopping” in the hours leading up to the deadly crash.

Komoroski has been housed at the Al Cannon Detention Center since her initial arrest.

This story is developing and may be updated.