Travelers Rest man sentenced for felony DUI in fatal crash

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A 52-year-old Travelers Rest man charged in a 2014 police chase and fatal crash on Tubbs Mountain Road pleaded guilty earlier this month.

According to court records, Robert Lewis Frady, Jr. pleaded guilty to felony DUI resulting in death and was sentenced to 15 years and a fine of $15K (suspended to six years plus four years probation and a fine of $10K) for the April 2014 crash on Tubbs Mountain Road that killed 70-year-old Donald Ray Brown.

Robert Lewis Frady, Jr. (Travelers Rest Police Dept.)

The collision was discovered by police a short time after an officer saw a black SUV cross a double yellow line on Poinsett Highway. The officer activated his lights and siren in an attempt to pull the SUV over and a pursuit onto Tubbs Mountain Road ensued. With speeds reaching 102 m.p.h., the officer decided to end the chase about one mile from where it began. (Dashcam video here.)

After turning onto Williams Road and turning off his emergency equipment, the officer returned to Tubbs Mountain Road, where he then discovered the collision around the next corner.

Brown had to be extricated from his car and was flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

Travelers Rest Police also charged Frady with failure to stop for blue lights and driving under suspension, but both charges were dismissed with the felony DUI guilty plea.  

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