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August 22, 2005

Charleston, SC -  Fletcher Taylor, the 21-year old son of Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor, remains in a South Carolina jail on DUI charges.

A $75,000 bond was set for the younger Taylor yesterday, but he remains in custody.

The judge also put a condition on his bond that he must enroll in an alcohol treatment program.

A spokesman for the Lieutenant Governor said the younger Taylor probably won't get out of jail until Friday.

Fletcher Taylor was arrested  Thursday night after a fatal wreck.

Police say Taylor was driving drunk along I-26 in Charleston when he wrecked his Lincoln Navigator.  Taylor's  friend, 22-year old Joseph  Victor Gennert, was thrown out and killed.

Charleston police said Taylor was driving at a high rate of speed when his 2000 Lincoln Navigator hit a retaining wall, rolled onto its roof and slid along the roadway.  

If convicted of the felony DUI charge, Taylor could face a mandatory prison term of one to 25 years and a fine of $10,000 to $25,000.  South Carolina law prohibits the sentence from being suspended or probated.

Fletcher Taylor's father, Georgia Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor, issued a statement saying he was deeply saddened by this tragedy.  He was not present at his son's bond hearing.