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Selma Akguel, 11, killed in pedestrian collision with driver Jeffrey William Wakefield, 30, at Rutledge Avenue and Calhoun Street in Charleston, South Carolina
Jeffrey William Wakefield, 30, is charged with felony driving under the influence involving a death and reckless homicide, police say. A judge set bond at $50,000 for the reckless driving charge but denied bond on the felony DUI charge, police spokesman Charles Francis said.
A public defender represented him in bond court. Police say Wakefield has a prior DUI arrest in his home state of Georgia and an extensive record of traffic offenses.
A Charleston police officer overheard the man who police say killed an 11-year-old Danish girl in downtown Charleston Monday night telling his father over the phone that he got high and killed someone, according to supplemental reports released Friday.