Steven Boyce, the man facing charges relating to an accident that killed a family of four on June 26, has a lengthy criminal history, with some alcohol related charges.
"The fact that he was only charged with one count is pretty ridiculous and I heard that there was four people in the car, he should definitely held much harder," said Bryan Jackson of Winchester.
It's a question many in the community are asking. Frederick County Commonwealth's Attorney Glenn Williamson says these charges were filed to hold Steven Boyce in custody.
"He will be held accountable for all four deaths the degree of the offense depends upon the remaining investigation. We don't know the results of that at this point. It will take days perhaps weeks before we have the full picture so that we are able to then charge him with the appropriate offenses," said Frederick County Commonwealth Attorney Glenn Williamson.
This was not Steven Boyce's first run in with the law. Charges date all the way back to January 2010. According to Frederick County General District Court, Boyce has been previously found guilty of:
-Public swearing and intoxication
Two more charges in the court are pending.
-Purchase of alcohol by a person less than 21 years old
-Possession of marijuana
This has the community reacting.
"Wiped out an entire family and I feel remorse for the family that lost their loved ones, but something definitely needs to be done about the carelessness of drunk drivers," said Dannie Coomer
"To me if you take a life then you should be in jail for the rest of your life," said Shernell Parks of Winchester.
Williamson says what the actual charges will depend on the results of the investigation. But Williamson did confirm one thing.
"He will be held accountable for all four lives that were lost," said Williamson.
Boyce's bond hearing is set for Tuesday June 28 at Noon.
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