Driver Charged in Serious Collision

By November 24, 2020Press Releases

The Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit has arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with a serious collision over the weekend.

Willie Shuler (DOB: 9-23-1980) turned himself in to CPD officers last night and is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with Hit and Run Involving Injury, Driving Under Suspension, Failure to Give Information and Render Aid, Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road.

Preliminary information:

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Shuler is accused of driving a Buick Lacrosse on the wrong side of the road at the 5700 block of Farrow Road.  At the same time, a male was driving a Toyota Tundra in the correct lane, saw the Lacrosse coming towards him and swerved to avoid a head-on collision. The Tundra and it’s two passengers were struck by Shuler’s vehicle. The victims were taken to a local hospital where at least one remains there with serious injuries.

Meanwhile, a witness saw Shuler try to hail a ride with no luck, then run away from the scene.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.