Driver involved with fatal wreck has history of traffic offenses

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ANDERSON — Officials continue to investigate a Friday afternoon wreck on Interstate 85 that killed a Georgia man.

One of the drivers involved in the accident, Nichola Kladitis, 26, of Cumming, Ga., was killed when his car was hit by a 2011 BMW sports utility vehicle that was switching lanes, according to a brief description of the wreck by South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth.

The driver of the BMW, DeWayne Wayne Boulware, 41, of Greenville, has a long history of traffic offenses in Anderson and Greenville counties.

No charges have been filed in relation to Friday’s wreck, according to Edgeworth and court records. The state patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team continues to examine the wreck.

Edgeworth on Monday confirmed that the information in the earlier statement about the accident, including the description indicating that Boulworth’s lane-switching led to the accident, had not been changed or amended.

“As far as I know that was the information at the time and we don’t have anything new to add,” Edgeworth said.

Boulware has pleaded guilty to or been found guilty of at least 12 different traffic offenses in Anderson and Greenville counties since 1998, including violating a restriction on his driver’s license and numerous charges of speeding, according to online court records.

Boulware pleaded guilty in February 2010 to speeding in Anderson County and operating his car in violation of restrictions that were placed on his license, according to online court records. The records do not indicate what restrictions were on his license.

Court and state records list Boulware’s first name as being spelled alternatively as “Dwayne” and “DeWayne” but the birth dates match and a background check through a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division system shows that a single person has used those two variations of his first name.

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