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Myrtle Beach Police: Man riding with motorcycle victim who died charged with DUI

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A 67-year-old man faces a DUI charge as police say he was riding with a woman before a fatal motorcycle crash.

Myrtle Beach police arrested and charged Stephen Thomas Saldo in connection to the Sunday night incident.

Jennifer Wing, 58, of Myrtle Beach, died at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center from injuries she suffered in the 9 p.m. crash, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office. The wreck was reported near the intersection of Harrelson Boulevard and Radar Road.

According to Myrtle Beach police, officers arrived at the crash and determined Saldo was riding with Wing before she crashed. Police spoke to Saldo, who smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. He told officers that he had a “few drinks” before driving his motorcycle, the report says.

Saldo did not want to take any field sobriety test or provide a breath sample, according to a police report.

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Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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